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Grant author Ron Chernow Free download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ron Chernow Ó 5 Read & Download review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Ron Chernow Ulysses S Grant's life has typically been misunderstood All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman fond of drinking to excess; or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War; or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the worst excesses of the Gilded Age These stereotypes don't come close to capturing adeuately his spirit and the sheer magnitude of his monumental accomplishments A biographer at the height of his powers Chernow has produced a portrait of Grant that is a masterpiece the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and freuency Before the Civil War Grant was flailing His business ventures had been dismal and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenn. Ron Chernow s epic Grant is a masterful piece of scholarship which succeeds in bringing this much maligned and misunderstood President into focus and making him indomitable on the battlefield incorruptible with respect to rights for African Americans and na vely gullible Ulysses S Grant is truly a rags to riches story or accurately rags to potential to rags to riches to rags to euilibrium to death which covers his childhood and first bankruptcy his generalship during the Civil War his two terms as President and finally as his extraordinary world tour and the writing of his memoirs edited by Mark Twain and written as he was dying of cancer The scope is breathtaking and the heft is arm crushing 958 pages of tight unforgettable prose Grant is revealed to be a person of little emotional expression and yet deep sincere feelings of injustice He fought tooth and nail for the liberation of black slaves for their integration into the Union army and for the protection of their rights during Reconstruction It was work that was not without missteps along the way but given the prevailing racism both north and south of the fracture between the Rebels and the Union it is remarkable The descriptions of battle are extraordinary giving us the sense of Grant s strategy his absolute imperturbability under fore and his horror of bloodshed His predecessor Andrew Johnson bears many comparisons in his lack of character and his overt racism to another recently impeached president Against this background it is remarkable that Grant kept the faith and continued to the very end to fight against racism and slavery Grant s greatest adversary was probably not Lee but his own alcoholism He struggled with this with some failures and successes all his life It is another tribute to his strength that this crippling addiction was held at bay over four decades during which he was a primary actor in the American drama in the late 19c Grant has suffered from a double standard in the eyes of historians When Lincoln employed patronage for political ends which he did extensively they have praised him as a master politician when Grant catered to the same spoilsmen they have denigrated him as a corrupt opportunist p 733 Chernow tries to show Grant in a realistic light struggling with alcoholism fighting corruption and still being duped time and time again because of his idealism perceived by history through a double standard and he succeeds marvelously On many issues Grant was way ahead of his time he sponsored legislation which was an early form of the Civil Rights legislation of 1965 he saw Florida becoming a great resort for invalids and people wishing to avoid the rigors of a Northern Winter p 893 he saw the US expand West leveraging European capital to eclipse Europe in military power and eventually in economic power as well He was truly a remarkable man as Frederick Douglass intoned In him the Negro found a protector the Indian a friend a vanuished foe a brother an imperiled nation a savior p 957 Maybe Douglass exaggerated a bit on the Indian piece because that was one of Grant s moral blindspots he na vely believed that Indians could peacefully accept a complete change in their lifestyle which led to massacres and eventually genocide under successive administrationsBesides the dramatic finish writing the last line in his Memoirs just as he passes away from virulent throat cancer and his struggle with alcoholism I found his relationship with Lincoln touching and moving They made uite the unlikely and yet visionary team One does wonder whether the extreme violence of the post War South would have been avoided if Booth s bullet had not cut Honest Abe s life short in 1865This biography is an absolute masterpiece and deserves your attention and merits your time Those who ignore errors in history are doomed to repeat them There is much to learn from Grant and much to both emulate and avoid Definitely also read the masterful Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln to get an even deeper perspective on Lincoln and the Civil War and insight into the Virginia campaigns before Grant was given control of the Union armies geoff buda ve ben yet deep sincere feelings of injustice He fought tooth and nail for the liberation of black slaves for their integration into the Union army and for the protection of their rights during Reconstruction It was work that was not without missteps along the way but given the prevailing racism both north and south of the fracture between the Rebels and the Union it is remarkable The descriptions of battle are extraordinary giving us the sense of Grant s strategy his absolute imperturbability under fore and his horror of bloodshed His predecessor Andrew Johnson bears many comparisons in his lack of character and his overt racism to another recently impeached president Against this background it is remarkable that Grant kept the faith and continued to the very end to fight against racism and slavery Grant s greatest adversary was probably not Lee but his own alcoholism He struggled with this with some failures and successes all his life It is another tribute to his strength that this crippling addiction was held at bay over four decades during which he was a primary actor in the American drama in the late 19c Grant has suffered from a double standard in the eyes of historians When Lincoln employed patronage for political ends which he did extensively they have praised him as a master politician when Grant catered to the same spoilsmen they have denigrated him as a corrupt opportunist p 733 Chernow tries to show Grant in a realistic light struggling with alcoholism fighting corruption and still being duped time and time again because of his idealism perceived by history through a double standard and he succeeds marvelously On many issues Grant was way ahead of his time he sponsored legislation which was an early form of the Civil Rights legislation of 1965 he saw Florida becoming a great resort for invalids and people wishing to avoid the rigors of a Northern Winter p 893 he saw the US expand West leveraging European capital to eclipse Europe in military power and eventually in economic power as well He was truly a remarkable man as Frederick Douglass intoned In him the Negro found a protector the Indian a friend a vanuished foe a brother an imperiled nation a savior p 957 Maybe Douglass exaggerated a bit on the Indian piece because that was one of Grant s moral blindspots he na vely believed that Indians could peacefully accept a complete change in their lifestyle which led to massacres and eventually genocide under successive administrationsBesides the dramatic finish writing the last line in his Memoirs just as he passes away from virulent throat cancer and his struggle with alcoholism I found his relationship with Lincoln touching and moving They made uite the unlikely and Perky yet visionary team One does wonder whether the extreme violence of the post War South would have been avoided if Booth s bullet had not cut Honest Abe s life short in 1865This biography is an absolute masterpiece and deserves Rayleigh Through Time your attention and merits Biggles Flies East your time Those who ignore errors in history are doomed to repeat them There is much to learn from Grant and much to both emulate and avoid Definitely also read the masterful Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln to get an even deeper perspective on Lincoln and the Civil War and insight into the Virginia campaigns before Grant was given control of the Union armies

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Grant author Ron Chernow Free download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ron Chernow Ó 5 Read & Download review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Ron Chernow By a trusted colleague this time a dashing young swindler on Wall Street but he resuscitated his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre With his famous 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 His 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 America's 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 extraordinar. he was nothing heroicand yet the greatest hero Walt Whitman of Ulysses S GrantA blue ribbon historical biography by Ron Chernow who is one of the only historical biographers in recent years to gain some public notoriety from his Alexander Hamilton serving as the basis and inspiration for the still SRO Hamilton on BroadwayWe read biographies it seems to me to remind us that the individual can matter and to learn what came to make the individuals who have mattered most On both points Chernow s Grant is a grand slamThe book most significantly accomplishes two goals One it provides clarity context and perspective on Grant s faults and why he s gotten a bum rap in history classes over the past century after being one of the three most favorably viewed presidents at the end of the 19th century Second it shows his huge accomplishments during his two terms serving as United States president Chernow holds Grant accountable for his faults but demonstrates that they have been greatly exaggerated or overblown as the result of the Southerners resentment and in service to their Lost Cause myth that the Civil War was fought over states rights and not over slavery As Chernow thoroughly examines and concludes Grant was an alcoholic but a situational one rather than habitual drinker and the evidence indicates he never drank during a major military campaign he was not a butcher on the battlefield but beat the Southerners with smarts as well as numbers and even his mistakes the carnage at Cold Harbor and bloody Shiloh had in mind winning the war sooner than later and thus saving lives by its end he was not incompetent but rather gullible naive and too trusting of those upon whom he relied and hired in his administration as well as at fault for hiring too many old friends and family and while his administration was stained as corrupt he never benefited a dime and again was burned and his reputation tarnished by those he negligently trusted The important point of this bio is that the faults have unfairly obscured his successes in office Grant fulfilled what he considered his mission as president preserving the Union and safeguarding the freed slaves He crushed the first incarnation of the KKK who had killed thousands of former slaves and their supporters And he ensured the passage of the civil rights amendments to the US Constitution the 13th outlawing slavery the 14th applying the Bill of Rights including every citizen s right to eual protection to the states and the 15th granting black men the right to vote As Frederick Douglass declared Lincoln made the negroa freeman and General Ulysses S Grant made him a citizen in placing Grant alongside Lincoln as the man who had done the most for the nation s 4 million former slavesChernow also splendidly covers his younger years and what made him so great as the commanding general of the Union Army Chernow concludes that Grant is worthy of being labeled the Civil Rights president After reading this rather hefty bio I agree Ford County young swindler on Wall Street but he resuscitated his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre With his famous 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 Johannes Cabal the Necromancer yet the greatest hero His 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 America's 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 extraordinar. he was nothing heroicand Academia Obscura yet the greatest hero Walt Whitman of Ulysses S GrantA blue ribbon historical biography by Ron Chernow who is one of the only historical biographers in recent Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book years to gain some public notoriety from his Alexander Hamilton serving as the basis and inspiration for the still SRO Hamilton on BroadwayWe read biographies it seems to me to remind us that the individual can matter and to learn what came to make the individuals who have mattered most On both points Chernow s Grant is a grand slamThe book most significantly accomplishes two goals One it provides clarity context and perspective on Grant s faults and why he s gotten a bum rap in history classes over the past century after being one of the three most favorably viewed presidents at the end of the 19th century Second it shows his huge accomplishments during his two terms serving as United States president Chernow holds Grant accountable for his faults but demonstrates that they have been greatly exaggerated or overblown as the result of the Southerners resentment and in service to their Lost Cause myth that the Civil War was fought over states rights and not over slavery As Chernow thoroughly examines and concludes Grant was an alcoholic but a situational one rather than habitual drinker and the evidence indicates he never drank during a major military campaign he was not a butcher on the battlefield but beat the Southerners with smarts as well as numbers and even his mistakes the carnage at Cold Harbor and bloody Shiloh had in mind winning the war sooner than later and thus saving lives by its end he was not incompetent but rather gullible naive and too trusting of those upon whom he relied and hired in his administration as well as at fault for hiring too many old friends and family and while his administration was stained as corrupt he never benefited a dime and again was burned and his reputation tarnished by those he negligently trusted The important point of this bio is that the faults have unfairly obscured his successes in office Grant fulfilled what he considered his mission as president preserving the Union and safeguarding the freed slaves He crushed the first incarnation of the KKK who had killed thousands of former slaves and their supporters And he ensured the passage of the civil rights amendments to the US Constitution the 13th outlawing slavery the 14th applying the Bill of Rights including every citizen s right to eual protection to the states and the 15th granting black men the right to vote As Frederick Douglass declared Lincoln made the negroa freeman and General Ulysses S Grant made him a citizen in placing Grant alongside Lincoln as the man who had done the most for the nation s 4 million former slavesChernow also splendidly covers his Il rogo di Berlino younger The Nightingale Girls years and what made him so great as the commanding general of the Union Army Chernow concludes that Grant is worthy of being labeled the Civil Rights president After reading this rather hefty bio I agree

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Grant author Ron Chernow Free download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ron Chernow Ó 5 Read & Download review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Ron Chernow Ess But in the Civil 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 after a series of unbelievably bloody battles in Virginia Along the way Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort His military fame translated into a two term presidency but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff All the while Grant himself remained or less above reproach But importantly he never failed to seek 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 the end of Grant s second term white Democrats through the redeemer movement had reclaimed control of every southern state winning in peacetime much of the power lost combat They promulgated a view of the Civil War as a righteous cause that had nothing to do with slavery but only states rights to which an incredulous James Longstreet once replied I never heard of any other cause of the uarrel than slavery No myth making here just beautifully researched history There s no way it s perfect I don t think that s possible Ulys as friends and family called him as an officer as President and as a failed businessman Like every other addict resisting his addiction or failing to resist is always part of the story Fortunately for him he had his wife Julia and some trusted friends to help