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The Resource American Ulysses : a life of Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald C. White

American Ulysses : a life of Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald C. White

Label
American Ulysses : a life of Ulysses S. Grant
Title
American Ulysses
Title remainder
a life of Ulysses S. Grant
Statement of responsibility
Ronald C. White
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the “Trinity of Great American Leaders.” But the battlefield commander–turned–commander-in-chief fell out of favor in the twentieth century. In American Ulysses, Ronald C. White argues that we need to once more revise our estimates of him in the twenty-first. Based on seven years of research with primary documents—some of them never examined by previous Grant scholars—this is destined to become the Grant biography of our time. White, a biographer exceptionally skilled at writing momentous history from the inside out, shows Grant to be a generous, curious, introspective man and leader—a willing delegator with a natural gift for managing the rampaging egos of his fellow officers. His wife, Julia Dent Grant, long marginalized in the historic record, emerges in her own right as a spirited and influential partner. Grant was not only a brilliant general but also a passionate defender of equal rights in post-Civil War America. After winning election to the White House in 1868, he used the power of the federal government to battle the Ku Klux Klan. He was the first president to state that the government’s policy toward American Indians was immoral, and the first ex-president to embark on a world tour, and he cemented his reputation for courage by racing against death to complete his Personal Memoirs. Published by Mark Twain, it is widely considered to be the greatest autobiography by an American leader, but its place in Grant’s life story has never been fully explored—until now. One of those rare books that successfully recast our impression of an iconic historical figure, American Ulysses gives us a finely honed, three-dimensional portrait of Grant the man—husband, father, leader, writer—that should set the standard by which all future biographies of him will be measured." --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Awards note
Ohioana Book Award finalist, About Ohio 2017.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Ronald C.
Dewey number
  • 973.8/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E672
LC item number
.W48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
American Ulysses : a life of Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald C. White
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 826 pages
Isbn
9781400069026
Lccn
2015044513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)929863809
Label
American Ulysses : a life of Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald C. White
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 826 pages
Isbn
9781400069026
Lccn
2015044513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)929863809

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