Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052552195X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1104

View: 6336

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant’s military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him “the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race.” After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero.” Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary. Named one of the best books of the year by Goodreads • Amazon • The New York Times • Newsday • BookPage • Barnes and Noble • Wall Street Journal


Der Blues des Südens

Author: Thomas Grasberger

Publisher: Diederichs Verlag

ISBN: 3641075505

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5190

Das Geheimnis des Südens Fünf Buchstaben, ein Lebensgefühl. Der Grant gehört zu den Wesensmerkmalen der Alpenanrainer. Vom Bodensee bis Wien, von München bis Klagenfurt. Jeder, auch im Norden, kennt die Symptome: Maulfaulheit, grimmiger Blick und eine gehörige Portion Weltschmerz. Aber Achtung! Grant ist mehr als schlechte Laune. Grant ist tiefer und komplexer. Ein Blues – traurig, bitter und voller Zärtlichkeit. Grant bedeutet Widerstand gegen den Gute-Laune-Terror der Berufsoptimisten und Dauerlächler, der Ja-Sager und Handlanger einer globalen Konsum- und Verblödungsmaschinerie. Kurzum: Grant ist gelebte Philosophie. Grant tut Not. Wer den Süden wirklich verstehen will, kommt um dieses Buch nicht herum.


Author: Jean Edward Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684849275

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 2845

Arguing that Grant has been underrated by historians, the author seeks to correct the record with this new assessment of the celebrated Civil War general and Reconstruction-era president.


Author: I. S. Grant,W. R. Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111872335X

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 1662

The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F.Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E.Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. ThomsonStatistical Physics Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism SecondEdition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. BarlowSolid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. HallQuantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R.Martin and G. Shaw the Physics of Stars Second Edition A. C.Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. BarnettElectromagnetism, Second Edition is suitable for a first course inelectromagnetism, whilst also covering many topics frequentlyencountered in later courses. The material has been carefullyarranged and allows for flexi-bility in its use for courses ofdifferent length and structure. A knowledge of calculus and anelementary knowledge of vectors is assumed, but the mathematicalproperties of the differential vector operators are described insufficient detail for an introductory course, and their physicalsignificance in the context of electromagnetism is emphasised. Inthis Second Edition the authors give a fuller treatment of circuitanalysis and include a discussion of the dispersion ofelectromagnetic waves. Electromagnetism, Second Edition features: The application of the laws of electromagnetism to practicalproblems such as the behaviour of antennas, transmission lines andtransformers. Sets of problems at the end of each chapter to help studentunderstanding, with hints and solutions to the problems given atthe end of the book. Optional "starred" sections containing more specialised andadvanced material for the more ambitious reader. An Appendix with a thorough discussion of electromagneticstandards and units. Recommended by many institutions. Electromagnetism. SecondEdition has also been adopted by the Open University as the coursebook for its third level course on electromagnetism.

Ulysses S. Grant

A Biography

Author: Robert P. Broadwater

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313392552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 181

View: 3266

Ulysses S. Grant was responsible for orchestrating the activities of all the Union armies into a single strategy, providing the leadership that eventually doomed the Confederacy and brought about the end of the Civil War. This book documents Grant's contributions to the Civil War as well as his early life and presidency. * Contains photographs of Grant at various stages of his life or that depict important events * Includes a comprehensive bibliography as well a timeline of Grant's life and career


Author: William S. McFeely

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 9568

"Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."—Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The seminal biography of one of America's towering, enigmatic figures. From his boyhood in Ohio to the battlefields of the Civil War and his presidency during the crucial years of Reconstruction, this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography traces the entire arc of Grant's life (1822-1885). "A moving and convincing portrait....profound understanding of the man as well as his period and his country."—C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books "Clearsightedness, along with McFeely's unfailing intelligence and his existential sympathy...informs his entire biography."—Justin Kaplan, The New Republic

U. S. Grant (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Waugh


ISBN: 1458781437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 692

View: 8494

Grant was the most famous person in America, considered by most citizens to be equal in stature to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Yet today his monuments are rarely visited, his military reputation is overshadowed by that of Robert E. Lee, and his presidency is permanently mired at the bottom of historical rankings. In an insightful blend of biography and cultural history, Joan Waugh traces Grant's shifting national and international reputation, illuminating the role of memory in our understanding of American history. She captures a sense of what led nineteenth-century Americans to overlook Grant's obvious faults and hold him up as a critically important symbol of national reconciliation and unity. Waugh further shows that Grant's reputation and place in public memory closely parallel the rise and fall of the northern version of the Civil War story--in which the United States was the clear, morally superior victor and Grant was the symbol of that victory. After the failure of Reconstruction, the dominant Union myths about the war gave way to a southern version that emphasized a more sentimental remembrance of the honor and courage of both sides and ennobled the ''Lost Cause.'' By the 1920s, Grant's reputation had plummeted. Most Americans today are unaware of how revered Grant was in his lifetime. Joan Waugh uncovers the reasons behind the rise and fall of his renown, underscoring as well the fluctuating memory of the Civil War itself.

Ulysses S. Grant

Author: Billy Aronson

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761424307

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7060

"This series provides comprehensive information on the presidents of the United States and places each within his historical and cultural context; it also explores the formative events of his times and how he responds"--Provided by publisher.

The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant

September 1TDecember 8, 1862

Author: Ulysses Simpson Grant

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809306947

Category: History

Page: 492

View: 5978

In the period covered by Volume 6 of this distinguished series, Grant again drove deep into the Confederacy, dis­playing an instinct for the offensive lacking in other chief commanders. But by the end of the year Confederate suc­cesses had forced Grant to abandon all ground he had won. It was, nevertheless, an important period in Grant's career. Command of the Army of the Tennessee brought Grant, a former slaveholder, into the heart of the Cotton Kingdom and to issuing the notorious General Order No. 11, expelling the Jews from his department. Increasingly important administrative responsibilities involved Grant in relationships with other gen­erals. And though Grant's Mississippi Central Campaign ended at the close of the year with no permanent gains, he had increased in stature as a military administrator and warrior possessing the vital talent needed in a successful command system.

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602069182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 1205

Completed just days before his death and hailed by Mark Twain as "the most remarkable work of its kind since the Commentaries of Julius Caesar," this is the now-legendary autobiography of ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT (1822-1885), 18th president of the United States and the Union general who led the North to victory in the Civil War. Though Grant opens with tales of his boyhood, his education at West Point, and his early military career in the Mexican-American war of the 1840s, it is Grant's intimate observations on the conduct of the Civil War, which make up the bulk of the work, that have made this required reading for history students, military strategists, and Civil War buffs alike. This unabridged edition features all the material that was originally published in two volumes in 1885 and 1886, including maps, illustrations, and the text of Grant's July 1865 report to Washington on the state of the armies under his command.

Ulysses S. Grant

Author: Susan Bivin Aller

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822524380

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8274

Examines the life and career of Ulysses S. Grant, including his education at West Point, his service as commander of all Union troops, and his time as president of the United States.

Ulysses S. Grant

The American Presidents Series: The 18th President, 1869-1877

Author: Josiah Bunting, III

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146682610X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 7727

The underappreciated presidency of the military man who won the Civil War and then had to win the peace as well As a general, Ulysses S. Grant is routinely described in glowing terms-the man who turned the tide of the Civil War, who accepted Lee's surrender at Appomattox, and who had the stomach to see the war through to final victory. But his presidency is another matter-the most common word used to characterize it is "scandal." Grant is routinely portrayed as a man out of his depth, whose trusting nature and hands-off management style opened the federal coffers to unprecedented plunder. But that caricature does not do justice to the realities of Grant's term in office, as Josiah Bunting III shows in this provocative assessment of our eighteenth president. Grant came to Washington in 1869 to lead a capital and a country still bitterly divided by four years of civil war. His predecessor, Andrew Johnson, had been impeached and nearly driven from office, and the radical Republicans in Congress were intent on imposing harsh conditions on the Southern states before allowing them back into the Union. Grant made it his priority to forge the states into a single nation, and Bunting shows that despite the troubles that characterized Grant's terms in office, he was able to accomplish this most important task-very often through the skillful use of his own popularity with the American people. Grant was indeed a military man of the highest order, and he was a better president than he is often given credit for.

Ulysses S. Grant

Union General And U.S. President

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756508203

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1905

Examines the life and times of the eighteenth president of the United States, discussing his personal life as well as his military and political careers.

Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher

The Military Genius of the Man Who Won the Civil War

Author: Edward H. Bonekemper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596981660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 6005

Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold-hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War; indeed, of all military history. Bonekemper proves that it was no historical accident that Grant accepted the surrender of three entire Confederate armies and won the Civil War. Bonekemper ably silences Grant's critics and restores Grant to the heroic reputation he so richly deserves.

Three Years with Grant

Author: Sylvanus Cadwallader

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803263697

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 9698

Sylvanus Cadwallader, a war correspondent for the Chicago Times and later for the New York Herald, was attached to General Grant’s headquarters from 1862 to 1865. He enjoyed rare access to personalities (Lincoln, Sheridan, and Lee) and events (Vicksburg, Chattanooga, City Point, and Potomac), and he makes them come alive here. Cadwallader also includes information about his own role in constraining and concealing Grant’s drinking. Through his pages the real Grant emerges. The manuscript of Three Years with Grant was edited and annotated by Lincoln biographer Benjamin P. Thomas and first published nearly a century after the Civil War.

Ulysses S. Grant

Author: Susan R. Gregson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736810913

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6006

A biography of the commander of the Union forces in the Civil War who became the eighteenth president of the United States.

Grant & Ich

Die Go-Betweens & die Geschichte einer außergewöhnlichen Freundschaft

Author: Robert Forster

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641218136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1180

Robert Forster gehört für viele Musikfans in eine Liga mit Nick Cave, Morrissey oder Lou Reed. Ein wortgewaltiger, dandyartiger Songwriter, der seit den später Siebzigern zum Besten gehört, was die literarisch geprägte Popmusik zu bieten hat. Mit dem Songwritingpartner Grant McLennan hatte er einen kongenialen Gefährten, der die gemeinsame Band The Go-Betweens zu einer nicht immer unkomplizierten aber stets faszinierenden Einheit macht. In diesen unkonventionellen Memoiren erzählt Robert Forster die nahezu 30 Jahre währende Geschichte der Band und seine besondere Freundschaft zu McLennan, der 2006 mit nur 48 Jahren für alle überraschend an einem Herzinfarkt starb.

Die Kinder des Kapitän Grant

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736828950

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 4057

"Die Kinder des Kapitän Grant" ist ein Roman des französischen Autors Jules Verne. Der Roman erschien erstmals 1867/1868 in drei Bänden unter dem französischen Titel "Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant" von dem Verleger Pierre-Jules Hetzel veröffentlicht. Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien 1875 unter dem Titel "Die Kinder des Kapitän Grant". Der englische Titel des Romans lautet "In Search of the Castaways". Es ist – neben dem Roman "Die geheimnisvolle Insel" – Jules Vernes umfangreichstes Buch.