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

Publication Info. Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, 2002.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Non-Fiction DVDs - BYLY-14  DVD 973.82 GRA    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc(approximately 220 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series American experience.
American experience.
Credits Music, Michael Whalen ; cinematography, Terry Hopkins, Buddy Squires, and Boyd Estus ; associate producers, David Condon and Kathy White. Part 1: written, produced and directed by Adriana Bosch ; edited by Jon Neuburger. Part 2: written, produced and directed by Elizabeth Deane ; edited by Bill Lattanzi.
Cast Narrator, Liev Schreiber.
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.
Audience Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details DVD.
Subject Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
United States. Army -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Added Author Schreiber, Liev.
Hopkins, Terry.
Squires, Buddy.
Estus, Boyd.
Whalen, Michael, 1902-1974.
Bosch, Adriana.
Neuburger, Jon.
Deane, Elizabeth.
Lattanzi, Bill, 1956-
WGBH Educational Foundation.
PBS Home Video.
National Endowment for the Humanities.
ISBN 078063960X
Standard No. 794054867428

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