Grant
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Author:
Published:
Penguin Publishing Group 2017
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Ron Chernow. (2017). Grant. Penguin Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ron Chernow. 2017. Grant. Penguin Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ron Chernow, Grant. Penguin Publishing Group, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ron Chernow. Grant. Penguin Publishing Group, 2017. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Description
The #1 New York Times bestseller.New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero." Chernow's probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.Named one of the best books of the year by Goodreads • Amazon • The New York Times • Newsday BookPage Barnes and Noble • Wall Street Journal
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Street Date:
10/10/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525521952
ASIN:
B06W2J89PV
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
Other Editions and Formats
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection72
Nielsen Library00
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
4dfab687-3dda-8aa0-255e-76d401f20555
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Sep 14, 2017 17:28:40
Date Updated:
Nov 18, 2017 01:03:51
Last Metadata Check:
Feb 17, 2019 11:24:58
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 17, 2019 11:24:58
Last Availability Check:
Feb 17, 2019 11:25:29
Last Availability Change:
Jan 11, 2019 15:34:02

OverDrive Product Record

id
647889e7-5449-4a56-aaf0-d1dbf2ab8f2c
primaryCreator
    • name: Ron Chernow
    • role: Author
starRating
4.1
title
Grant
crossRefId
3158154
sortTitle
Grant
images
    • cover300Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1523-1/647/889/E7/{647889E7-5449-4A56-AAF0-D1DBF2AB8F2C}Img400.jpg
    • cover:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{647889E7-5449-4A56-AAF0-D1DBF2AB8F2C}Img100.jpg
    • thumbnail:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1523-1/{647889E7-5449-4A56-AAF0-D1DBF2AB8F2C}Img200.jpg
    • cover150Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1523-1/647/889/E7/{647889E7-5449-4A56-AAF0-D1DBF2AB8F2C}Img150.jpg
dateAdded
2017-09-14T18:46:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • account:
          • id: 1201
          • name: Marmot Library Network (CO)
      • type: text/html
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=162&titleID=3158154
mediaType
eBook
formats
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780525521952
            • type: ISBN
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • value: B06W2J89PV
            • type: ASIN
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780525521952
            • type: ISBN
      • name: OverDrive Read

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{647889E7-5449-4A56-AAF0-D1DBF2AB8F2C}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1523-1/{647889E7-5449-4A56-AAF0-D1DBF2AB8F2C}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1523-1/647/889/E7/{647889E7-5449-4A56-AAF0-D1DBF2AB8F2C}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1523-1/647/889/E7/{647889E7-5449-4A56-AAF0-D1DBF2AB8F2C}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: Grant9780525521952
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 23711541
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525521952
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 10/10/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=647889e7-5449-4a56-aaf0-d1dbf2ab8f2c&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Grant9780525521952
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B06W2J89PV
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 10/10/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=647889e7-5449-4a56-aaf0-d1dbf2ab8f2c&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Grant9780525521952
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 23890626
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525521952
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 10/10/2017
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=647889e7-5449-4a56-aaf0-d1dbf2ab8f2c&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
keywords
      • value: american history
      • value: American Civil War
      • value: Military
      • value: Civil War
      • value: Grant
      • value: United States
      • value: Civil War history
      • value: Military History
      • value: History
      • value: Ulysses
      • value: biographies and memoirs
      • value: nonfiction books
      • value: civil war books
      • value: history books
      • value: historical biographies
      • value: civil war biography
      • value: ulysses s grant
      • value: Ron Chernow
      • value: military books
      • value: biography books
      • value: history books best sellers
      • value: biographies of famous people
      • value: bestsellers 2017
      • value: united states history books
      • value: best history books 2017
      • value: new biographies
      • value: grant book
      • value: new york times bestseller 2017
      • value: grant memoirs
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Chernow, Ron
      • name: Ron Chernow
imprint
Penguin Books
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: History
      • value: Military
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2017-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
10/10/2017
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
#1 New York Times bestseller

New York Times Book Review
Top Ten Book of 2017

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.


Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Grant
fullDescription
The #1 New York Times bestseller.
New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members.
More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre.

With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero." Chernow's probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.
Named one of the best books of the year by Goodreads • Amazon • The New York Times • Newsday BookPage Barnes and Noble • Wall Street Journal
sortTitle
Grant
crossRefId
3158154
awards
      • source: Notable Books Council
      • value: Notable Books for Adults
      • source: The New York Times
      • value: 10 Best Books of 2017
popularity
15083
publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1ByAAAAA2r/products/647889e7-5449-4a56-aaf0-d1dbf2ab8f2c/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
647889e7-5449-4a56-aaf0-d1dbf2ab8f2c
starRating
4.2