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American Ulysses

American Ulysses
A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ronald C. White

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 1588369927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America’s greatest generals—and most misunderstood presidents Winner of the William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil War Biography • Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book Prize In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the “Trinity of Great American Leaders.” But the battlefield commander–turned–commander-in-chief fell out of favor in the twentieth century. In American Ulysses, Ronald C. White argues that we need to once more revise our estimates of him in the twenty-first. Based on seven years of research with primary documents—some of them never examined by previous Grant scholars—this is destined to become the Grant biography of our time. White, a biographer exceptionally skilled at writing momentous history from the inside out, shows Grant to be a generous, curious, introspective man and leader—a willing delegator with a natural gift for managing the rampaging egos of his fellow officers. His wife, Julia Dent Grant, long marginalized in the historic record, emerges in her own right as a spirited and influential partner. Grant was not only a brilliant general but also a passionate defender of equal rights in post-Civil War America. After winning election to the White House in 1868, he used the power of the federal government to battle the Ku Klux Klan. He was the first president to state that the government’s policy toward American Indians was immoral, and the first ex-president to embark on a world tour, and he cemented his reputation for courage by racing against death to complete his Personal Memoirs. Published by Mark Twain, it is widely considered to be the greatest autobiography by an American leader, but its place in Grant’s life story has never been fully explored—until now. One of those rare books that successfully recast our impression of an iconic historical figure, American Ulysses gives us a finely honed, three-dimensional portrait of Grant the man—husband, father, leader, writer—that should set the standard by which all future biographies of him will be measured. Praise for American Ulysses “[Ronald C. White] portrays a deeply introspective man of ideals, a man of measured thought and careful action who found himself in the crosshairs of American history at its most crucial moment.”—USA Today “White delineates Grant’s virtues better than any author before. . . . By the end, readers will see how fortunate the nation was that Grant went into the world—to save the Union, to lead it and, on his deathbed, to write one of the finest memoirs in all of American letters.”—The New York Times Book Review “Ronald White has restored Ulysses S. Grant to his proper place in history with a biography whose breadth and tone suit the man perfectly. Like Grant himself, this book will have staying power.”—The Wall Street Journal “Magisterial . . . Grant’s esteem in the eyes of historians has increased significantly in the last generation. . . . [American Ulysses] is the newest heavyweight champion in this movement.”—The Boston Globe “Superb . . . illuminating, inspiring and deeply moving.”—Chicago Tribune “In this sympathetic, rigorously sourced biography, White . . . conveys the essence of Grant the man and Grant the warrior.”—Newsday

Ulysses in Black

Ulysses in Black
Ralph Ellison, Classicism, and African American Literature

by Patrice D. Rankine

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2008-03-28
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0299220044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this groundbreaking work, Patrice D. Rankine asserts that the classics need not be a mark of Eurocentrism, as they have long been considered. Instead, the classical tradition can be part of a self-conscious, prideful approach to African American culture, esthetics, and identity. Ulysses in Black demonstrates that, similar to their white counterparts, African American authors have been students of classical languages, literature, and mythologies by such writers as Homer, Euripides, and Seneca. Ulysses in Black closely analyzes classical themes (the nature of love and its relationship to the social, Dionysus in myth as a parallel to the black protagonist in the American scene, misplaced Ulyssean manhood) as seen in the works of such African American writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Countee Cullen. Rankine finds that the merging of a black esthetic with the classics—contrary to expectations throughout American culture—has often been a radical addressing of concerns including violence against blacks, racism, and oppression. Ultimately, this unique study of black classicism becomes an exploration of America’s broader cultural integrity, one that is inclusive and historic. Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

Ulysses S. Grant and Meiji Japan, 1869-1885

Ulysses S. Grant and Meiji Japan, 1869-1885
Diplomacy, Strategic Thought and the Economic Context of US-Japan Relations

by Ian Patrick Austin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-06-05
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1000022382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ulysses S Grant, besides being the General-in-Chief of the Union armies at the time of the Union victory in the American Civil War, was also President, 1869–1878, at a time when the United States was undergoing significant transformations, both economically and strategically, and growing in confidence as a world power. At the same time, Japan, following the Meiji Restoration of 1868, was seeking to join the ranks of the developed, read exclusively Western, states. This book explores the interaction of Grant with Meiji Japan, compares and contrasts developments in the two countries and assesses the impact each country had on the other. It discusses the travels of the Iwakura Mission in the United States, considers Grant’s 1879 visit to Japan and examines the personal relationship between Grant, the Meiji emperor and the other leaders of the Meiji government. The book argues that Grant’s thoughtful consideration of the key issues of the day, issues common to many countries at the time, and his suggested policy responses had a huge impact on Meiji Japan.

The Caribbean Policy of the Ulysses S. Grant Administration

The Caribbean Policy of the Ulysses S. Grant Administration
Foreshadowing an Informal Empire

by Stephen McCullough

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2017-11-30
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1498500137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study examines the policies of the Ulysses S. Grant administration in the Caribbean. It analyzes how the administration reacted to an uprising in Spanish Cuba by seeking to expand US military and commercial influence and replace European dominance with an informal US empire.

Joyce's Ulysses

Joyce's Ulysses
A Reader's Guide

by Sean Sheehan

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2009-10-02
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1441179577
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ulysses remains less widely read than most texts boasting such a canonical status, largely due to misunderstanding about how to read it, and this guide provides an easy to follow remedy. By showing how Joyce reacted to the historical and cultural context in which he was situated, the radical nature of his use of language is laid bare in a chapter-by-chapter analysis of Ulysses. This approach enables the student reader to read and enjoy the novel's plurality of styles and to understand the terms of critical debate surrounding the nature and significance of Joyce's novel.

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
The Complete Annotated Edition

by Ulysses S. Grant,Frank J. Williams

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2017-10-16
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 0674976290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first complete annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, fully representing the great military leader’s thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War—including the antebellum era and the Mexican War—and his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making. An introduction contextualizes Grant’s life and significance.

Stanton

Stanton
Lincoln’s War Secretary

by Walter Stahr

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-08-08
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 1476739307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He organized the war effort. He directed military movements from his telegraph office, where Lincoln literally hung out with him ... Now with this worthy complement to the enduring library of biographical accounts of those who helped Lincoln preserve the Union, Stanton honors the indispensable partner of the sixteenth president"--

Stand Up Straight!

Stand Up Straight!
A History of Posture

by Sander L. Gilman

  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2018-02-15
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1780239645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our bodies are not fixed. They expand and contract with variations in diet, exercise, and illness. They also alter as we age, changing over time to be markedly different at the end of our lives from what they were at birth. In a similar way, our attitudes to bodies, and especially posture—how people hold themselves, how they move—are fluid. We interpret stance and gait as healthy or ill, able or disabled, elegant or slovenly, beautiful or ugly. In Stand Up Straight!, Sander L. Gilman probes these shifting concepts of posture to explore how society’s response to our bodies’ appearance can illuminate how society views who we are and what we are able to do. The first comprehensive history of the upright body at rest and in movement, Stand Up Straight! stretches from Neanderthals to modern humans to show how we have used our understanding of posture to define who we are—and who we are not. Gilman traverses theology and anthropology, medicine and politics, discarded ideas of race and the most modern ideas of disability, theories of dance and concepts of national identity in his quest to set straight the meaning of bearing. Fully illustrated with an array of striking images from medical, historical, and cultural sources, Stand Up Straight! interweaves our developing knowledge of anatomy and a cultural history of posture to provide a highly original account of our changing attitudes toward stiff spines, square shoulders, and flat tummies through time.

The Contemporary Review

The Contemporary Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Creating Strategic Value

Creating Strategic Value
Applying Value Investing Principles to Corporate Management

by Joseph Calandro

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2020-09-08
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 0231550677
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The principles of value investing have resonated with savvy practitioners in the world of finance for a long time. In Creating Strategic Value, Joseph Calandro Jr. explores how the core ideas and methods of value investing can be profitably applied to corporate strategy and management. Calandro builds from an analysis of traditional value investing concepts to their strategic applications. He surveys value investing’s past, present, and future, drawing on influential texts, from Graham and Dodd’s time-tested works to more recent studies, to reveal potent managerial lessons. He explains the theoretical aspects of value investing-consistent approaches to corporate strategy and management and details how they can be successfully employed through practical case studies that demonstrate value realization in action. Calandro analyzes the applicability of key ideas such as the margin-of-safety principle to corporate strategy in a wide range of areas beyond stocks and bonds. He highlights the importance of an “information advantage”—knowing something that a firm’s competitors either do not know or choose to ignore—and explains how corporate managers can apply this key value investing differentiator. Offering expert insight into the use of time-tested value investing principles in new fields, Creating Strategic Value is an important book for corporate strategy and management practitioners at all levels as well as for students and researchers.

The American Portrait Gallery

The American Portrait Gallery
With Biographical Sketches of Presidents, Statesmen, Military and Naval Heroes, Clergymen, Authors, Poets, Etc., Etc

by Lillian C. Buttre

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Real Horse Soldiers

The Real Horse Soldiers
Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi

by Timothy B. Smith

  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release : 2020-02-08
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1611214297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“This epic account is as thrilling and fast-paced as the raid itself and will quickly rival, if not surpass, Dee Brown’s Grierson’s Raid as the standard.” —Terrence J. Winschel, historian (ret.), Vicksburg National Military Park Winner, Operational/Battle History, Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award Winner, Fletcher Pratt Literary Award, Civil War Round Table of New York There were other simultaneous operations to distract Confederate attention from the real threat posed by U. S. Grant’s Army of the Tennessee. Benjamin Grierson’s operation, however, mainly conducted with two Illinois cavalry regiments, has become the most famous, and for good reason: For 16 days (April 17 to May 2) Grierson led Confederate pursuers on a high-stakes chase through the entire state of Mississippi, entering the northern border with Tennessee and exiting its southern border with Louisiana. Throughout, he displayed outstanding leadership and cunning, destroyed railroad tracks, burned trestles and bridges, freed slaves, and created as much damage and chaos as possible. Grierson’s Raid broke a vital Confederate rail line at Newton Station that supplied Vicksburg and, perhaps most importantly, consumed the attention of the Confederate high command. While Confederate Lt. Gen. John Pemberton at Vicksburg and other Southern leaders looked in the wrong directions, Grant moved his entire Army of the Tennessee across the Mississippi River below Vicksburg, spelling the doom of that city, the Confederate chances of holding the river, and perhaps the Confederacy itself. Based upon years of research and presented in gripping, fast-paced prose, Timothy B. Smith’s The Real Horse Soldiers captures the high drama and tension of the 1863 horse soldiers in a modern, comprehensive, academic study. Readers will find it fills a wide void in Civil War literature.

Salmon P. Chase

Salmon P. Chase
Lincoln's Vital Rival

by Walter Stahr

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2022-02-22
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN : 1501199250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From an acclaimed, New York Times bestselling biographer, a timely reassessment of Abraham Lincoln’s indispensable Secretary of the Treasury: a leading proponent for black rights both before and during his years in cabinet and later as Chief Justice of the United States. Salmon P. Chase is best remembered as a rival of Lincoln’s for the Republican nomination in 1860—but there would not have been a national Republican Party, and Lincoln could not have won the presidency, were it not for the vital groundwork Chase laid over the previous two decades. Starting in the early 1840s, long before Lincoln was speaking out against slavery, Chase was forming and leading antislavery parties. He represented fugitive slaves so often in his law practice that he was known as the attorney general for runaway negroes, and he furthered his reputation as an outspoken federal senator and progressive governor of Ohio. Tapped by Lincoln to become Secretary of the Treasury, Chase would soon prove vital to the Civil War effort, raising the billions of dollars that allowed the Union to win the war, while also pressing the president to emancipate the country’s slaves and recognize black rights. When Lincoln had the chance to appoint a chief justice in 1864, he chose his faithful rival, because he was sure Chase would make the right decisions on the difficult racial, political, and economic issues the Supreme Court would confront during Reconstruction. Drawing on previously overlooked sources, Walter Stahr sheds new light on a complex and fascinating political figure, as well as on the pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath. Salmon P. Chase tells the forgotten story of a man at the center of the fight for racial justice in 19th century America.

Purgatory between Kentucky and Canada

Purgatory between Kentucky and Canada
African Americans in Ohio

by Marsha R. Robinson

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-26
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 1443866415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Democracy is a multigenerational project, a haven carved out of tyranny by the liberal and diligent application of the sharp-edge of social networks. Purgatory between Kentucky and Canada: African Americans in Ohio presents the work of several scholars who have researched the micro-tactics of ordinary people who attempted to create a little space of peace in a place that was less heavenly than some might suppose. We present histories of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ohio African American individuals who fought for higher education, voting rights, the right to live where they chose and the right to “secure the blessings of liberty” and equality for themselves and their children. Some were prosperous farmers. Others were masters of print and radio media. Still others dedicated themselves to freeing fellow citizens from the oppression of ignorance. We find that they all used social networks to secure the fulfillment of the promises made in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. We hope that these lessons in social networking and in perfecting democracy from Ohio African Americans’ experiences will inspire ordinary people everywhere, especially in the Mediterranean Rim where people are living through the hell fires of democratic revolutions that are popularly known as the Twitter Revolutions of 2010–2013. While democratic popular uprisings create a tough row to hoe for patriotic demonstrators, the many people and families that you will meet in this volume teach that the fruits of democracy are worthy of diligent and brave efforts by demonstrators and their descendants.

Reading on the Edge

Reading on the Edge
Exiles, Modernities, and Cultural Transformation in Proust, Joyce, and Baldwin

by Cyraina E. Johnson-Roullier

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0791492788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the notion of exile and hybrid cultural identity in Proust, Joyce, and Baldwin, with implications for our understanding of modernism and the modernist canon.

A B C Pathfinder Shipping and Mailing Guide ...

A B C Pathfinder Shipping and Mailing Guide ...
A Book

by New England Railway Publishing Company

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Asian American Writers

Asian American Writers
A Book

by Deborah L. Madsen

  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents career biographies and criticism of Asian American writers from the late 19th century up to the current time. Many works focus on the experience of Asians living in the United States.

A Righteous Apostate

A Righteous Apostate
A Book

by Clara Lanza

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Genealogical History of the Lee Family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866

Genealogical History of the Lee Family of Virginia and Maryland from A.D. 1300 to A.D. 1866
A Book

by Edward Campbell Mead

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Centennial History of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 1889-1989

Centennial History of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 1889-1989
A Book

by Sons of the American Revolution

  • Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1563110288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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