Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

An Album : Warrior, Husband, Traveler, Emancipator, Writer

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Baker & Taylor
An illustrated portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Grant: A Biography offers a more focused analysis of seven aspects of Grant's life including his views on slavery, personal relationships, homes, and perspectives on the Civil War. 20,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
A pictorial biography by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian that presents Ulysses S. Grant in new and fascinating ways.
Acclaimed historian William S. McFeely has assembled a dramatic collection of photographs that reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the life of one of the towering figures of American history. Treating seven aspects of Grant's life (1822-1885), McFeely gives us both the private man and the public figure. Grant's view on slavery, his love life, the houses he lived in, his understanding of war—particularly the Civil War—and the trip around the world that he and his wife Julia took (with remarkable illustrations made at the time) are all here. We watch photographers create a hero out of an obscure officer and enhance our understanding of Grant's remarkable Personal Memoirs. A beautiful volume, essential for the library of any Civil War buff, this book offers a wealth of images that illuminate the man and his times in a way that words alone cannot.

Book News
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Grant: A Biography presents seven well-illustrated essays on aspects of the life of the 18th president of the US, including his boyhood, military battles, failure to secure civil rights for the freed slaves who cheered him, world travels with his wife, and work on his notable memoirs. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Ulysses S. Grant: An Album offers fresh insights, both visual and written, into one of American History's most important generals and presidents. Here, McFeely uses newspapers, portraits, photographs, paintings, sketches, and cartoons to examine and illuminate Grat, both the private man and the public figure.
What emerges is not only a narratively engaging text but also a portrait as full and detailed as the many photographs taken over the course of Grant's life. At once intimate and scholarly, nuanced and authoritative, Ulysses S. Grant: An Album traces Grant's extraordinary life from his boyhood home in Georgetown, Ohio, across from his father's tannery, to his years at West Point and his brilliant career as a soldier, documenting his first triumph at Fort Donelson, his crucial victory at Vicksburg, and the costly battle of Cold Harbor.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393020328
Branch Call Number: B GRA
Characteristics: xii, 144 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Giordano, Neil


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