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Ulysses S. Grant [videorecording] / PBS Home Video ; a production of WGBH Boston.

Contributor Schreiber, Liev.

Imprint:Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, c2002.

Description1 videodisc (220 min.) : sd., col. with b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

Note:This biography of Ulysses S. Grant paints a nuanced portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders. The greatest hero of the Civil War, Grant was a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington. However, the strength of the Confederate resistance forced Grant into a hard war that destroyed the South and led to his being labeled "a butcher." Propelled into the White House by his battlefield success, Grant lacked the political skills to deal with the issues of the era: reconstructing the South and managing the nation's rapidly expanding economy. His two terms were rocked by bitter racial conflict and corruption scandals. Seven years after leaving office, Grant was financially ruined by the collapse of an investment house in which he had placed his assets. He spent his final days in a race against time as he battled cancer while finishing his epic war memoirs.

Note : PerformerNarrator, Liev Schreiber.


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Series Statement
Buhl Library Video Collection.
Series Added Entry
American Experience
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
United States. Army -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Educational videos.
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Biographical (Nonfiction).
Documentary television programs.
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American experience (Television program)