Waugh, Joan.

U. S. Grant : American Hero, American Myth - Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2009. - 1 online resource (384 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Introduction; ONE: Youth; TWO: The Magnanimous General; THREE: A Great Soldier Might Be a Baby Politician; INTERLUDE: The Most Famous Living American; FOUR: Historian of the Union Cause; FIVE: Pageantry of Woe: The Funeral of U. S. Grant; SIX: The Nation's Greatest Hero Should Rest in the Nation's Greatest City; EPILOGUE: Who's [Really] Buried in Grant's Tomb?; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index

At the time of his death, Ulysses S. Grant was the most famous person in America, considered by most citizens to be equal in stature to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Yet today his monuments are rarely visited, his military reputation is overshadowed by that of Robert E. Lee, and his presidency is permanently mired at the bottom of historical rankings.In an insightful blend of biography and cultural history, Joan Waugh traces Grant's shifting national and international reputation, illuminating the role of memory in our understanding of American history. She captures a sense of

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Collective memory --United States.
Generals --United States --Biography.
Grant, Ulysses S. --(Ulysses Simpson), --1822-1885 --Influence.
Grant, Ulysses S. --(Ulysses Simpson), --1822-1885 --Public opinion.
Grant, Ulysses S. --(Ulysses Simpson), --1822-1885.
Presidents --United States --Biography.
Public opinion --United States.
United States --History --Civil War, 1861-1865 --Public opinion.
United States. --Army --Biography.


Electronic books.

E672.W38 2009

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