Grant: A Biography

Grant: A Biography

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by William S. McFeely
     
 

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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).

Author Biography: William S. McFeely

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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).

Author Biography: William S. McFeely is the author of Yankee Stepfather, Frederick Douglass, Sapelo's People, and, most recently, Proximity to Death. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Editorial Reviews

Marcus Cunliffe
Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best.
New York Times Book Review
C. Vann Woodward
A moving and convincing portrait....profound understanding of the man as well as his period and his country.
New York Review of Books
Justin Kaplan
Clearsightedness,along with McFeely's unfailing intelligence and his existential sympathy...informs his entire biography.
The New Republic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393013726
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1981
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

William S. McFeely is Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freedmen; Grant: A Biography, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Parkman Prize; Frederick Douglass, which received the Lincoln Prize; Sapelo’s People: A Long Walk into Freedom; and Proximity to Death.

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Grant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great and very detailed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok.