U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth / Edition 1

U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth / Edition 1

by Joan Waugh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807833177

ISBN-13: 9780807833179

Pub. Date: 11/15/2009

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

At the time of his death, Ulysses S. 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

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At the time of his death, Ulysses S. 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 U. S. Grant, Joan Waugh investigates Grant's place in public memory and the reasons behind the rise and fall of his renown, while simultaneously underscoring the fluctuating memory of the Civil War itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807833179
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Series:
Civil War America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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