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John Marszalek Grant’s Memoirs & Charles Calhoun The Presidency of U.S. Grant

U.S. Grant

Bjorn Skaptason speaks with John Marszalek about The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant – Annotated Edition, and Charles Calhoun about The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, includes annotations compiled by the editors of the Ulysses S. Grant Association’s Presidential Library. A Must-Have companion to Grant’s Memoirs.

The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant offers a straightforward examination of the scandals associated with the period, highlighting the “embattled” nature of Grant’s presidency.

The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition
Edited by John Marszalek
$39.95
Air Date/Time October 14, 12noon (Central)
1st ed., 816p., cloth

President Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. His two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, have never gone out of print and were once as ubiquitous in American households as the Bible. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed these works as great literature, and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both credit Grant with influencing their own writing. Yet a judiciously annotated clarifying edition of these memoirs has never been produced until now.

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is the first comprehensively annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, fully representing the great military leader’s...

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The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
By Charles Calhoun
$39.95
Air Date/Time October 14, 12 noon (Central)
1st ed., 720p., cloth

As controversial in politics as he was in the military, Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was an embattled president, enormously popular with the American people, yet the target of unrelenting censure by political enemies. For the first time in almost a century, this book by the distinguished historian Charles W. Calhoun examines Grant’s administration in depth, offering a fresh look at the 18th president’s policies and actions during his two terms in office (1869–1877).

Most biographers focus on Grant’s military career, giving less attention to the significant and complex questions that marked his presidential terms. These concerns, the issues of politics and governance, are at the core of this book. As a political historian with a vast knowledge...

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Ron Chernow
Grant

Grant

Daniel Weinberg speaks with Ron Chernow about Grant. 

Chernow finds the threads that bind Grant’s disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.”

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.

Grant

Grant
Ron Chernow
$40.00
Air Date/Time November 1, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 1104p., cloth

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 sows 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...

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