Grant: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - 592 頁
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."—C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books "Clearsightedness, along with McFeely's unfailing intelligence and his existential sympathy...informs his entire biography."—Justin Kaplan, The New Republic

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用戶評語  - JosephARose - LibraryThing

Although the author arrives at just conclusions about much of Ulysses S. Grant's generalship and personality—he dares to challenge the standard view of Grant as a great commander with a firmly ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

This is McFeely's award winning biography of Grant. It is pretty evenly divided between his military and poltical career. A worthwhile read, though there are more recent biographies of this important military and political figure. 閱讀評論全文

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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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William S. McFeely is Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freedmen; Grant: A Biography, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Parkman Prize; Frederick Douglass, which received the Lincoln Prize; Sapelo's People: A Long Walk into Freedom; and Proximity to Death.

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