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U.S. Grant : American hero, American myth

Author: Joan Waugh
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most Americans today are unaware of how revered Grant was in his lifetime. Joan Waugh uncovers the reasons behind the rise and fall of his renown, underscoring as well the fluctuating memory of the Civil War itself.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses Simpson Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Waugh
ISBN: 9780807833179 0807833177
OCLC Number: 317929504
Description: 373 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Youth --
The magnanimous general --
A great soldier might be a baby politician --
The most famous living American --
Historian of the Union cause --
Pageantry of woe: the funeral of U.S. Grant --
The nation's greatest hero should rest in the nation's greatest city --
Who's [really] buried in Grant's tomb?
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Joan Waugh.
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At the time of his death, Ulysses S Grant was the most famous person in America, considered by most citizens to be equal in stature to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This title traces Grant's  Read more...

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