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Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865

Simpson, Brooks D.

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ISBN 10: 0395659949 / ISBN 13: 9780395659946
Editore: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston, 2000
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Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text unmarked. Protected in Brodart cover. Portrait frontispiece. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Boards and jacket lightly bumped and shelf worn on corners, edges and spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0395659949. ISBN/EAN: 9780395659946. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 148092. Codice inventario libreria 148092

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Titolo: Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, ...

Casa editrice: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston

Data di pubblicazione: 2000

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Very Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good

Edizione: First Edition.

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A compelling biography of the Union general challenges stereotypes of Grant as a drunk and a bumbler, focusing on his brilliant military career and his political evolution into a man who came to see the war as the necessary destroyer of slavery. Tour.

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"The military career of Ulysses S. Grant is truly an exceptional story...and the author tells it with obvious sympathy and feeling, but with appropriate historical objectivity and balance...Simpson's detailed analysis of Grant's drinking problem and the development of his character traits are among the more distinctive and valuable features of this book....Simpson also supplies full coverage of Grant's domestic life and his devotion to his wife and children...A masterly job...a detailed and exciting narrative of how one man succeeded, where so many had failed, in pinning the Union back together again." The New York Times

"In this first volume of a projected two, Brooks Simpson, a historian at Arizona State University, offers an engaging and judicious account of the Civil War hero for whom little in life, not even his name, came easily. " The Washington Post

"This is the best study of Grant's military career since Bruce Catton's two volumes; and on many matters it exceeds Catton, as a consequence of the immense amount of Civil War scholarship during the past thirty years, which Simpson has thoroughly mastered. He has provided us with perhaps the best treatment of Union military command and strategy now in print...One eagerly awaits Simpson's second volume for the rest of the story." New Republic

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