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Grant's final victory : Ulysses S. Grant's heroic last year

Author: Charles Bracelen Flood
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the last year of the former president's life, after losing his fortune, discovering he had cancer, and his race to complete his memoirs --
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bracelen Flood
ISBN: 9780306820281 0306820285 9780306821516 0306821516
OCLC Number: 701811206
Description: xvi, 288 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A change in fortune --
The man waiting for more bad news --
The lady at 3 East Sixty-sixth Street --
Retreat to New Jersey --
An opportunity --
To eat a peach, and soldier on --
Grant puts on his armor --
Mark Twain strides onto the stage --
Horses, and a last cigar --
A bittersweet Christmas --
Things come together --
Twenty years after the nation's great redemptive moment ; Reactions to a sick hero ; Unmarked anniversaries --
The "man of iron" keeps going --
Another loan from Vanderbilt --
Sunlight and shadow --
Good-bye, Ulyss. And thank you.
Responsibility: Charles Bracelen Flood.

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In a masterful narrative, a prominent historian brings to life the last year of General Grant's life--a tragic, poignant, and inspiring story  Read more...

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Kirkus Reviews, BEA Special Issue, 4/15/11 "A lucid, often somber account of the sad but noble decline of Ulysses S. Grant...Upon learning of his death, Grant's former opponent James Longstreet Read more...

 
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