Grant

Author: Thomas Grasberger
Publisher: Diederichs Verlag
ISBN: 3641075505
Format: PDF
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Das Geheimnis des Südens Fünf Buchstaben, ein Lebensgefühl. Der Grant gehört zu den Wesensmerkmalen der Alpenanrainer. Vom Bodensee bis Wien, von München bis Klagenfurt. Jeder, auch im Norden, kennt die Symptome: Maulfaulheit, grimmiger Blick und eine gehörige Portion Weltschmerz. Aber Achtung! Grant ist mehr als schlechte Laune. Grant ist tiefer und komplexer. Ein Blues – traurig, bitter und voller Zärtlichkeit. Grant bedeutet Widerstand gegen den Gute-Laune-Terror der Berufsoptimisten und Dauerlächler, der Ja-Sager und Handlanger einer globalen Konsum- und Verblödungsmaschinerie. Kurzum: Grant ist gelebte Philosophie. Grant tut Not. Wer den Süden wirklich verstehen will, kommt um dieses Buch nicht herum.

Grant

Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 052552195X
Format: PDF
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is 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 come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of 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. More important, 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 was again 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. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, 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.” Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary. Named one of the best books of the year by Goodreads • Amazon • The New York Times • Newsday • BookPage • Barnes and Noble • Wall Street Journal

Grant

Author: Jean Edward Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684849275
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Arguing that Grant has been underrated by historians, the author seeks to correct the record with this new assessment of the celebrated Civil War general and Reconstruction-era president.

Grant Ich

Author: Robert Forster
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641218136
Format: PDF
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Robert Forster gehört für viele Musikfans in eine Liga mit Nick Cave, Morrissey oder Lou Reed. Ein wortgewaltiger, dandyartiger Songwriter, der seit den später Siebzigern zum Besten gehört, was die literarisch geprägte Popmusik zu bieten hat. Mit dem Songwritingpartner Grant McLennan hatte er einen kongenialen Gefährten, der die gemeinsame Band The Go-Betweens zu einer nicht immer unkomplizierten aber stets faszinierenden Einheit macht. In diesen unkonventionellen Memoiren erzählt Robert Forster die nahezu 30 Jahre währende Geschichte der Band und seine besondere Freundschaft zu McLennan, der 2006 mit nur 48 Jahren für alle überraschend an einem Herzinfarkt starb.

Die Kinder des Kapit n Grant

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736828950
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Die Kinder des Kapitän Grant" ist ein Roman des französischen Autors Jules Verne. Der Roman erschien erstmals 1867/1868 in drei Bänden unter dem französischen Titel "Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant" von dem Verleger Pierre-Jules Hetzel veröffentlicht. Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien 1875 unter dem Titel "Die Kinder des Kapitän Grant". Der englische Titel des Romans lautet "In Search of the Castaways". Es ist – neben dem Roman "Die geheimnisvolle Insel" – Jules Vernes umfangreichstes Buch.

Grant

Author: William S. McFeely
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393342875
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."—Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 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

Ulysses S Grant

Author: Susan R. Gregson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736810913
Format: PDF
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A biography of the commander of the Union forces in the Civil War who became the eighteenth president of the United States.

Grant Wood

Author: Brady M. Roberts
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 0876544855
Format: PDF
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Grant Wood's (1891-1942) paintings epitomized the Regionalist movement and attracted an immense popular audience. This book, published as the catalog for the traveling exhibit which premiered at the Davenport Museum of Art in Iowa (1995), is richly illustrated with some sixty of Wood's paintings and preparatory studies. The text examines Modernist influences on the artist, specifically in relation to his abstract design principles and the lasting influence of Neo-Impressionism on his painting.By Brady Roberts, James M. Dennis, James Hornes, and Helen Mar Parkin, Davenport Museum of Art. 128 pages, 60 full-color reproductions, 27 black-and-white illustrations, size: 11 x 9. Smythe-sewn paperbound book.

Lucidaire de grant sapientie

Author: Monika Türk
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110945649
Format: PDF, ePub
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Honorius Augustodunensis' »Elucidarium« is probably one of the most widely disseminated medieval texts on the subject of religious knowledge outside of academic theology. But both in itself and in the numerous vernacular translations the text provided its audience with fundamental religious knowledge that extended beyond moralistic precepts and edification. The present volume is an edition of the most frequently transmitted Old French version, studying the changes imposed on the text in the course of translation and transmission and attempting to draw conclusions from these about the audiences it was targeted at.