. 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.
GrantPenguin Press - 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. Ulysses S. 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.
The #1 new York Times bestseller. New york times book review 10 best books of 2017pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. But in war, prevailing at the battle of shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E.
More important, firm, who called him “the vigilant, impartial, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, 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.
Grant - 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. With lucidity, breadth, chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, and meticulousness, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic.
Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman Library of AmericaLibrary of America - This complex self-portrait of an innovative and relentless American warrior provides firsthand accounts of the war’s crucial events—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the marches through Georgia and the Carolinas. Library of america is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing.
War is cruelty, ” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and you cannot refine it, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. The library of america series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1, feature cloth covers, and ribbon markers, sewn bindings, 000 pages in length, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman Library of America - Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports.
The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil WarModern Library - A reissue of a pulitzer prize-winning classic, and now the major motion picture GETTYSBURG. Modern Library. As a result of these acclamations, this book is considered one of the greatest novels written on the Civil War.
Washington: A LifePenguin Press - A strapping six feet, washington was a celebrated horseman, elegant dancer, and tireless hunter, with a fiercely guarded emotional life. With a dramatic sweep worthy of its giant subject, Washington is a magisterial work from one of our most elegant storytellers. At the same time, washington is an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.
In washington: a life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow dashes forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man. From national book award winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of George Washington.
A laconic man of granite self-control, he often arouses more respect than affection. He also provides a lavishly detailed portrait of his marriage to Martha and his complex behavior as a slave master. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of washington, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.
Washington: A Life - Modern Library. Probing his private life, his youthful infatuation with the married Sally Fairfax, he explores his fraught relationship with his crusty mother, and his often conflicted feelings toward his adopted children and grandchildren. Chernow brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods.
American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. GrantRandom House - One of those rare books that successfully recast our impression of an iconic historical figure, American Ulysses gives us a finely honed, father, leader, three-dimensional portrait of Grant the man—husband, writer—that should set the standard by which all future biographies of him will be measured.
Praise for american Ulysses“Ronald C. White portrays a deeply introspective man of ideals, a man of measured thought and careful action who found himself in the crosshairs of American history at its most crucial moment. Usa today“white delineates Grant’s virtues better than any author before. Conveys the essence of Grant the man and Grant the warrior.
American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant - Newsday Modern Library. White, curious, a biographer exceptionally skilled at writing momentous history from the inside out, shows Grant to be a generous, introspective man and leader—a willing delegator with a natural gift for managing the rampaging egos of his fellow officers. Illuminating, inspiring and deeply moving.
Chicago tribune “In this sympathetic, rigorously sourced biography, White. Grant’s esteem in the eyes of historians has increased significantly in the last generation.
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War EraOxford University Press - Eventually, the north had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. Particularly notable are mcpherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, the origins of the Republican Party, and the reasons for the Union's victory.
The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty.
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era - The magisterial biography of george Washington by Ron Chernow, author of the best selling Hamilton, which is the basis for the hit Broadway play. Modern Library. Winner of the william henry seward award for Excellence in Civil War Biography • Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book Prize. This "new birth of freedom, " as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict.
This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the lincoln-douglas debates, the politics, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, and the personalities.
The Civil War Trilogy Box Set: With American Homer: Reflections on Shelby Foote and His Classic The Civil War: A Narrative Modern LibraryModern Library - The epilogue is lincoln in his grave, and Davis in his postwar existence—“Lucifer in Starlight. So ends a unique achievement—already recognized as one of the finest histories ever fashioned by an American—a narrative that re-creates on a vast and brilliant canvas the events and personalities of an American epic: the Civil War.
Thirty years and a million and a half words later—every word having been written out longhand with nib pens dipped into ink—Foote published the third and final volume of what has become the classic narrative of that epic war. As he approached the end of the final volume, foote recounted this scene in a letter to his friend, the novelist Walker Percy: “I killed Lincoln last week—Saturday, at noon.
. The magisterial biography of george Washington by Ron Chernow, author of the best selling Hamilton, which is the basis for the hit Broadway play. It is these two leaders, whose lives continually touch on the great chain of events throughout the story, who are only the first of scores of exciting personalities that in effect make The Civil War a multiple biography set against the crisis of an age.
The Civil War Trilogy Box Set: With American Homer: Reflections on Shelby Foote and His Classic The Civil War: A Narrative Modern Library - Modern Library. Mccardell, Jr. Are included in american homer, and Jay Tolson, the bonus paperback book available only in the Modern Library boxed set of The Civil War. Shelby foote’s tremendous, bitter years, sweeping narrative of the most fascinating conflict in our history—a war that lasted four long, an experience more profound and meaningful than any other the American people have ever lived through—begins with Jefferson Davis’s resignation from the United States Senate and Abraham Lincoln’s departure from Springfield for the national capital.
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated EditionBelknap Press - Yet a judiciously annotated edition of these memoirs has never been produced until now. The personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Belknap. With annotations compiled by the editors of the Ulysses S. This celebrated annotated edition will introduce a new generation of readers of all backgrounds to an American classic.
Bush, credit Grant with influencing their own writing. James m. Used book in Good Condition. Grant is the first comprehensively annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, clarifying the great military leader’s thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War and offering his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making.
Paperback. Modern Library. Winner of the william henry seward award for Excellence in Civil War Biography • Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book Prize. The magisterial biography of george Washington by Ron Chernow, author of the best selling Hamilton, which is the basis for the hit Broadway play.
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition - . An introduction contextualizes Grant’s life and significance, and lucid editorial commentary allows his voice and narrative to shine through. This fine volume leaps straight onto the roster of essential reading for anyone even vaguely interested in Grant and the Civil War. Grant is a work of profound political, historical, and literary significance.
Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed AmericaRandom House - James m. Paperback. Twain promised grant princely returns in exchange for the right to edit and publish the book—and though the writer’s own finances were tottering, he kept his word to the general and his family. Mortally ill and battling debts, and a constant crush of reporters, magazine editors, Grant fought bravely to get the story of his life and his Civil War victories down on paper.
Used book in Good Condition. Modern Library. Used book in Good Condition. Sherman, and abraham lincoln, william dean Howells, Perry’s narrative takes in the whole sweep of a glittering, William Henry Vanderbilt, unscrupulous age. McPherson. Over the next fifteen months, grant raced against the spread of cancer to compose a triumphant account of his life and times—while Twain struggled to complete and publish his greatest novel, as the two men became close friends and intimate collaborators, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America - In this deeply moving and meticulously researched book, veteran writer Mark Perry reconstructs the heady months when Grant and Twain inspired and cajoled each other to create two quintessentially American masterpieces. In a bold and colorful narrative, perry recounts the early careers of these two giants, traces their quest for fame and elusive fortunes, and then follows the series of events that brought them together as friends.
Little did grant or twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature.
Alexander HamiltonThe Penguin Press - According to historian joseph ellis, alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all. Few figures in american history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton.
His is a hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, and Burr, Madison, Adams, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Monroe, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza.
Alexander Hamilton - McPherson. Paperback. To repudiate his legacy, “is, in many ways, ” Chernow writes, to repudiate the modern world. Chernow here recounts hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, leading the federalist party, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.
Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.
Winner of the william henry seward award for Excellence in Civil War Biography • Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book Prize. Belknap.