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The Resource Grant, Ron Chernow, (sound recording)

Grant, Ron Chernow, (sound recording)

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. He is often 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 capture 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. But during his administration 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 his presidency, he 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. Ron 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
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
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Grant, Ron Chernow, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Contents
Introduction: The Sphinx talks -- Part one, A life of struggle: Country bumpkin ; The darling young lieutenant ; Rough and ready ; The son of temperance ; Payday -- Part two, A life of war: The store clerk ; The quiet man ; Twin forts ; Dynamo ; A glittering lie ; Exodus ; Man of iron ; Citadel ; Deliverance ; Above the clouds ; Idol of the hour ; Ulysses the Silent ; Raging storm ; Heavens hung in black ; Caldron of hell ; Chew & choke ; Her satanic majesty ; Dirty boots ; A singular, indescribable vessel -- Part three, A life of peace: Soldierly good faith ; Swing around the circle ; Volcanic passion ; Trading places ; Spoils of war ; We are all Americans ; Sin against humanity ; The darkest blot ; A dance of blood ; Vindication ; A butchery of citizens ; The bravest battle ; Let no guilty man escape ; Saddest of the falls ; Redeemers -- Part four, A life of reflection: The wanderer ; Master spirit ; A miserable dirty reptile ; Taps
Control code
ocn979562481
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
38 audio discs (48 hr.)
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
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60bjv1
  • 40bjv1
System control number
(OCoLC)979562481
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Grant, Ron Chernow, (sound recording)
Publication
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
Contents
Introduction: The Sphinx talks -- Part one, A life of struggle: Country bumpkin ; The darling young lieutenant ; Rough and ready ; The son of temperance ; Payday -- Part two, A life of war: The store clerk ; The quiet man ; Twin forts ; Dynamo ; A glittering lie ; Exodus ; Man of iron ; Citadel ; Deliverance ; Above the clouds ; Idol of the hour ; Ulysses the Silent ; Raging storm ; Heavens hung in black ; Caldron of hell ; Chew & choke ; Her satanic majesty ; Dirty boots ; A singular, indescribable vessel -- Part three, A life of peace: Soldierly good faith ; Swing around the circle ; Volcanic passion ; Trading places ; Spoils of war ; We are all Americans ; Sin against humanity ; The darkest blot ; A dance of blood ; Vindication ; A butchery of citizens ; The bravest battle ; Let no guilty man escape ; Saddest of the falls ; Redeemers -- Part four, A life of reflection: The wanderer ; Master spirit ; A miserable dirty reptile ; Taps
Control code
ocn979562481
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
38 audio discs (48 hr.)
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
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60bjv1
  • 40bjv1
System control number
(OCoLC)979562481
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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