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The Resource Grant, Ron Chernow, (sound recording CD)

Grant, Ron Chernow, (sound recording CD)

Label
Grant
Title
Grant
Statement of responsibility
Ron Chernow
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and 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 Ron 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 Grant's 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."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Chernow, Ron
Dewey number
  • 973.8/2092
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E672
LC item number
.C47 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mark Bramhall
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Bramhall, Mark
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  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Generals
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Grant, Ron Chernow, (sound recording CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn979562481
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
38 audio discs (approximately 48 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525529217
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525529217
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
PRHA 6956
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60bjv1
  • 40bjv1
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Grant, Ron Chernow, (sound recording CD)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn979562481
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
38 audio discs (approximately 48 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525529217
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525529217
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
PRHA 6956
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60bjv1
  • 40bjv1
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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