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Ulysses And Us

Author : Declan Kiberd
ISBN : 9780571258321
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Ulysses and Us, Declan Kiberd argues that James Joyce's Ulysses offers a humane vision of a more tolerant and decent life under the dreadful pressures of the modern world. As much a guide to contemporary life as it is virtuoso work of literary criticism, Ulysses and Us offers revolutionary insights to the scholar and the first-time reader alike. Leopold Bloom, the half-Jewish Irishman who is the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses, teaches the young Stephen Dedalus (modelled on Joyce himself) how he can grow and mature as an artist and an adult human being. Bloom has learned to live with contradictions, with anxiety and sexual jealousy, and with the rudeness and racism of the people he encounters in the city streets, and in his apparently banal way sees deeper than any of them. He embodies an intensely ordinary kind of wisdom, Kiberd argues, and in this way offers us a model for living well, in the tradition of the literature upon which Joyce drew in writing Ulysses, such as Homer, Dante and the Bible. 'Declan Kiberd's brilliantly informed and highly entertaining advocacy liberates Joyce's greatest book from the dungeon of unreadable masterpieces.' Joseph O'Connor
Category: Literary Criticism

Crimes Of The Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals And Criminal Trials In American History 3 Volumes

Author : Steven Chermak Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781610695947
Genre : True Crime
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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes
Category: True Crime

Ulysses S Grant

Author : Joeming Dunn
ISBN : 9781616417154
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Graphic Planet is bringing the Presidents of the United States to BioGraphics! Worldclass art presents young readers a pictorial chronology of Ulysses S. Grant's life, background on his campaign to be president, major influences on the country, and his influence on history. A timeline, Fast Facts, the president's cabinet, and a glossary provide report information for young readers. Bring the Oval Office to your classroom!
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Ulysses S Grant The Architect Of Victory In The U S Civil War

Author : Lt.-Col. Robert G. Shields
ISBN : 9781786255945
Genre : History
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Ulysses S. Grant began his military service in 1839 when he entered the U.S. Military Academy. Upon graduation in 1843, he was assigned to an infantry regiment that was destined for duty in the Mexican War. Grant participated in most of the major Mexican War campaigns and after the War would continue on active duty until 1854. Ten years later, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, Commander in Chief of the Union Army, would conceive and orchestrate the Campaign that ended the Civil War. The purpose of this study was to explore Grant’s development as a military leader by researching his personal correspondence. His understanding of national strategy and the operational level of war was the focus of the paper. In addition, Carl Von Clausewitz’s concept of “military genius” was used to analyze Grant’s military intellect. The study revealed that he possessed a sharp military intellect based on common sense and that his understanding of national strategy and the operational art is worthy of study by all military professionals.
Category: History

Ulysses S Grant

Author : Samuel Willard Crompton
ISBN : 9781438119243
Genre : Generals
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Ulysses S. Grant is a puzzling figure in American history. The 18th president of the United States had rampant corruption associated with his administration, but he was a decorated war hero famous for turning serious attacks by the Confederate army into victories for the Union and for implementing simultaneous attacks against the South that led to its surrender. He became a national figure overnight when he captured Forts Henry and Donelson and was given the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant after 12,000 Confederates surrendered under his harsh conditions of "no terms except unconditional and immediate surrender." After the war, Grant achieved the distinction of being promoted to the equivalent of a four-star general. In recent years, his reputation as president has improved somewhat among scholars due to his support for civil rights and his prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan. Grant also signed a bill into law making Christmas a federal holiday in 1870, and another that created America's first national park, Yellowstone, in 1872.
Category: Generals

The Shadow Of Ulysses

Author : José Antonio Aguilar Rivera
ISBN : 0739101730
Genre : History
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Written by one of the most promising young scholars on the Mexican intellectual scene, The Shadow of Ulysses attempts to reconnect the American and Mexican intellectual experiences by exploring historical as well as contemporary issues in both countries. The book's first chapters discuss the relationship between American and Mexican intellectuals in the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution and offer a sociological comparison of the 1960s intellectual generations in the United States and Mexico. Later chapters provide a critical assessment of two prominent Mexican public intellectuals well known to the American reader: Carlos Fuentes and Jorge Castaneda. The Shadow of Ulysses, the Mexican edition of which was awarded the Alfonso Reyes National Prize, offers a rare glimpse into the development of contemporary Mexican thought and reveals the under-recognized intellectual ties that existed between our two countries in the first half of the twentieth century.
Category: History

Ulysses S Grant A Victor Not A Butcher

Author : Edward H. Bonekemper
ISBN : 9781596981669
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold-hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War; indeed, of all military history. Bonekemper proves that it was no historical accident that Grant accepted the surrender of three entire Confederate armies and won the Civil War. Bonekemper ably silences Grant's critics and restores Grant to the heroic reputation he so richly deserves.
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Personal Memoirs Of U S Grant

Author : Ulysses Simpson Grant
ISBN : 9780486131030
Genre : History
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Intelligent, deeply moving firsthand account of Civil War campaigns, considered by many the finest military memoirs ever written. Includes Grant's letters to his wife, photographs by Mathew Brady, maps, more.
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Personal Memoirs Of U S Grant Complete

Author : Ulysses Simpson Grant
ISBN : 9781465560674
Genre : Estados Unidos - Guerra de secesion, 1861-1865
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Autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, who served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, and was a Union general during the Civil War. This autobiography deals chiefly with his service during the Civil War. It does not deal with Ulysses S. Grant during his terms as the eighteenth president of the United States, serving between 1869 and 1877.
Category: Estados Unidos - Guerra de secesion, 1861-1865