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Grant: A Biography by Ws Mcfeely…

Grant: A Biography by Ws Mcfeely (1981-10-14) (edition 1769)

by William S. McFeely (Author)

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 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).… (more)
Title:Grant: A Biography by Ws Mcfeely (1981-10-14)
Authors:William S. McFeely (Author)
Info:WW Norton & Co (1769)
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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 upright character—the book's grasp of the military aspects of the Civil War is sometimes lacking. It's very elegantly written, which is hardly surprising for a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. ( )
  JosephARose | Sep 25, 2015 |
1906 Grant: A Biography, by William S. McFeeley (read 9 Feb 1985) (Pulitzer Biography prize for 1982) I found this book well worth reading. It is excellent on most of Grant's career. McFeeley says good things about Grant as a general, but has little good to say about him as a president. The book was very opinionated in regard to the failure of the Republicans to uphold the rights of blacks after the Civil War, but I can find the attitude understandable. It would have required an iron-fisted military rule to maintain the Reconstruction governments. ( )
  Schmerguls | Sep 4, 2008 |
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. ( )
  ksmyth | Oct 22, 2005 |
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