Grant: A Biography

Grant: A Biography

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by William S. McFeely
     
 

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"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,

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"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

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:
9780393323948
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
539,761
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

William S. McFeely, the Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at the University of Georgia, is the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography Grant. He lives in Wellfleet and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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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.