Grant: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 592 pages
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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."óC. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books "Clearsightedness, along with McFeely's unfailing intelligence and his existential sympathy...informs his entire biography."óJustin Kaplan, The New Republic
  

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User Review  - Megargee - Goodreads

A well written biography that covers Grant's entire life, not just his military and/or presidential years. It deals with his personal life as well as his professional career. Not being a Grant or a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom Rowe - Goodreads

This is a very interesting book with the exception of the time of Grant's presidency. However, I find most presidential biographies to be boring during the presidential terms. This one seemed more so ... Read full review

Contents

CROWDS AND FAMILIES
1
CADETSHIP AND COURTSHIP
13
THE MEXICAN WAR
28
A SOLDIER BETWEEN WARS
41
GALENA
58
ESCAPING FROM THE ORDINARY
67
WARRIORS
77
BATTLES
90
THE PRESIDENT AND HIS CABINET
274
ORIGINAL OCCUPANTS OF THIS LAND
305
A FRIDAY AND A FRIEND
319
ENGLAND AND SANTO DOMINGO
332
DEMOCRACY
356
GREATNESS
380
WEDDING AND WHISKEY
400
WAIFS
426

SHILOH
111
VICKSBURG
122
CHATTANOOGA
139
WASHINGTON AND THE WILDERNESS
152
PETERSBURG
174
PEACE
197
ON TO MEXICO
216
AFTER THE WAR
232
THE RISING MAN
247
AROUND THE WORLD
450
GRANT WARD
478
TO WRITE A BOOK TO BE A MAN
495
Epilogue
518
Notes
523
Selected Bibliography
561
Index
577
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McFeely has written the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant, as well as other important works of history. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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