The Resource Grant, Ron Chernow, (electronic resource.)

Grant, Ron Chernow, (electronic resource.)

Label
Grant
Title
Grant
Statement of responsibility
Ron Chernow
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Language
eng
Summary
The #1 New York Times bestseller.Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. 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. 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. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. 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. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, 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. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero." Chernow's probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary
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technical information on music
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Chernow, Ron
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Narrator: Mark Bramhall
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
Label
Grant, Ron Chernow, (electronic resource.)
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  • Duration: 48:21:14
  • Unabridged
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digital storage
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online resource
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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ODN0003165871
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (38 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
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not applicable
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  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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unknown
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E02C18ED-7921-4596-BBFC-AFD9C5DCB70D
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Label
Grant, Ron Chernow, (electronic resource.)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 48:21:14
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0003165871
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (38 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
E02C18ED-7921-4596-BBFC-AFD9C5DCB70D
System control number
E02C18ED-7921-4596-BBFC-AFD9C5DCB70D
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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