Gene Smith Lee and Grant: A Dual Biography

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Lee and Grant: A Dual Biography

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A dramatic and intimate portrait of Lee and Grant explores their very different personalities--Grant, the seasoned soldier with a penchant for liquor, and Lee, the handsome and aristocratic crusader---and delves into the minds, personalities, virtues, vices, and passions of these two great historical figures. Reissue.

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Gene Smith (1929–2012) was an acclaimed historian and biographer and the author of When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson (1964), a poignant portrait of the president’s final months in the White House that spent fifteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Born in Manhattan and educated at the University of Wisconsin, Smith was drafted into the army and served in Germany in the early 1950s. He began his career at Newsweek and reported for the Newark Star-Ledger and the New York Post before leaving journalism to write full-time. His popular biographies include The Shattered Dream: Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression (1970), Lee and Grant: A Dual Biography (1984), and American Gothic: The Story of America’s Legendary Theatrical Family—Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth (1992). For many years, Smith and his wife and daughter lived in a house built by a Revolutionary War veteran in Pine Plains, New York, and raised thoroughbred horses.
 

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“A significant achievement . . . Vivid, interwoven biographical portraits set side by side against a sweeping historical background.” —The Washington Post
 
“Unfolds like a well-plotted novel . . . Full of telling vignettes and anecdotes . . . Gene Smith is a master.” —Houston Chronicle
 
“A brilliant, moving dual biography.” —The Columbus Dispatch
 
“A great story . . . Superb . . . History at its best.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“A fascinating side-by-side study of the two formidable men as they moved toward and through their dates with destiny.” —United Press International
 
“Compelling . . . Thrilling . . . Brings history to life.” —The Oregonian
 
“Delivers the double value that the title implies . . . A revealing portrait of two great commanders . . . Also makes the Civil War understandable and exciting.” —The Charlotte Observer
 
“A writer of consummate skill . . . the most vivid style since Bruce Catton . . . What makes this book literally sing is its author’s storytelling abilities. . . . Absolutely enthralling, quite like meeting two entirely different people whom we thought we had known intimately.” —The Washington Times Magazine
 

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9780070584730: Lee and Grant: A Dual Biography

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ISBN 10:  0070584737 ISBN 13:  9780070584730
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1984
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