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Ulysses S. Grant, a production of WGBH Boston

Label
Ulysses S. Grant, a production of WGBH Boston
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
Ulysses S. Grant
Medium
DVD
Oclc number
50564958
Responsibility statement
a production of WGBH Boston
Runtime
220
Summary
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
Target audience
general
Technique
live action