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The seminal biography of one of America's towering, enigmatic figures. From his boyhood in Ohio to the battlefields of the Civil War and his presidency during the crucial years of Reconstruction, this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography traces the entire arc of Grant's life (1822-1885). "A moving and convincing portrait...profound understanding of the man as well as his period and his country."-C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books "Clearsightedness, along with McFeely's unfailing intelligence and his existential sympathy...informs his entire biography."-Justin Kaplan, The New Republic

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393323948
ISBN-10: 0393323943
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William S. McFeely

William S. McFeely is Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freedmen; Grant: A Biography, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Parkman Prize; Frederick Douglass, which received the Lincoln Prize; Sapelo's People: A Long Walk into Freedom; and Proximity to Death.

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