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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Yet today his monuments are rarely visited, his military reputation is overshadowed by that of Robert E. Lee, and his presidency is permanently mired at the bottom of historical rankings. Joan Waugh uncovers the reasons behind the rise and fall  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waugh, Joan.
U.S. Grant.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009018550
(OCoLC)317929504
Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Waugh
ISBN: 9780807898710 0807898716 9781469605104 1469605104 0807833177 9780807833179
OCLC Number: 500630875
Description: 1 online resource (373 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 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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