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Grant and Twain

PerryВ· MarkВ·

Grant and Twain

the story of a friendship that changed America

by PerryВ· MarkВ·

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Published by Random House· in New York· NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMark Perry.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxviii· 294 p. ;
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22585649M
ISBN 100679642730

In the spring of Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. Over the next fifteen.   According to his friend Mark Twain, “General Grant’s book is a great, unique and unapproachable literary masterpiece.” History and literature teachers should let their students spend some time searching eLibrary for more information on these two great figures from America’s past.

  One of Mark Twain's most profitable ventures was the New York publishing house he founded and the memoir of Ulysses S. Grant that he published.   Grant's book was a fantastic success and reading about how Twain made that happen gave me insights into how to market books and other products almost Author: Bill Murphy Jr.

Grant & Twain reflects on General Ulysses S. Grant’s life following the Civil War and his presidency as he writes his famous memoirs with the guidance and critique of Mark Twain. The clever wit of Twain is paralleled by Grant’s logical sensibility in a capturing story featuring two iconic American heroes. GRANT & TWAIN tells the story of a remarkable friendship. 20 years after the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain were the two most famous men in America — the rock stars of the Gilded Age.


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Grant and Twain by PerryВ· MarkВ· Download PDF EPUB FB2

Twain promised Grant princely returns in exchange for the right to edit and publish the book--and though the writer's own finances were tottering, he kept his word to the general and his family.

Mortally ill Grant and Twain book battling debts, magazine editors, and a constant crush of reporters, Grant fought bravely to get the story of his life and his Civil /5(96). This book should have been entitled, Grant and a little bit of Twain. The beginning of the book talked about the early years in Grant's life, as well as Civil War years.

Yet the only thing that sticks with me is his horrible illness and what seemed to be very long death/5. Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America - Kindle edition by Perry, Mark. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Grant and Twain: /5(). The ever-loyal Grant was initially reluctant to renege on his deal with the Century and worried about the effects on his friendship with Twain if the book was a failure.

But he finally agreed to. The book improves as Twain, the perennial "Grant-intoxicated man,"(a phrase Perry borrows from Justin Kaplan), grows closer to the General during the last five years of the soldier's life. The heart of the story is Grant's gritty race with death in order to complete his Personal.

Twain promised Grant princely returns in exchange for the right to edit and publish the book—and though the writer’s own finances were tottering, he kept his word to the general and his family.

Mortally ill and battling debts, magazine editors, and a constant crush of reporters, Grant fought bravely to get the story of his life and his /5(12). New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 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/5(23). Like Twain, Walt Whitman was mesmerized by Grant and grouped him with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the quartet of greatest Americans.

In all Homer and Shakespeare there is no fortune or personality really more picturesque or rapidly changing, more full of heroism, pathos, contrast, he wrote /5(K). Twain promised Grant princely returns in exchange for the right to edit and publish the book—and though the writer’s own finances were tottering, he kept his word to the general and his family.

Mortally ill and battling debts, magazine editors, and a constant crush of reporters, Grant fought bravely to get the story of his life and his. Grant and Twain is a charming and evocative story.” —JAY WINIK, author of April The Month That Saved America “In this fascinating story, Mark Perry details the friendship that grew between two American titans, Ulysses S.

Grant and Mark Twain. Grant’s book, never out of print and viewed as an American masterpiece, was a last-ditch effort to ensure his family’s financial security after he had been swindled out of his investments.

GRANT & TWAIN tells the story of a remarkable friendship. At Ulysses Grant is bankrupted in a Wall Street swindle. His only hope to restore his honor and save his family is an offer to write his memoirs of the war. News of Grant’s calamity brings his friend Mark Twain to his side.

Perry discussed his book [Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America], published by Random House. The book discusses the relationship between Mark. This book is a wonderful introduction to both Grant and Twain and their works.

The story clarifies the not intimate - but respectful - relationship of these two men and shows how even though their interactions were subtle, they exerted great positive influence on one another's life and place in history/5(5).

GET TICKETS to Barrington Stage Co. © by Proudly created with About Grant. The #1 New York Times bestseller. New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 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. Twain promised Grant princely returns in exchange for the right to edit and publish the book—and though the writer’s own finances were tottering, he kept his word to the general and his ly ill and battling debts, magazine editors, and a constant crush of reporters, Grant fought bravely to get the story of his life and his Civil 4/5(4).

The reason Grant let Twain talk him into writing his memoirs was simple: He was bankrupt and needed the money. Twain promised Grant princely returns in exchange for the right to edit and publish the book-and though the writer's own finances were tottering, he kept his word to the general and his family.

Twain created a unique marketing system designed to reach millions of veterans with a patriotic appeal just as Grant's death was being mourned.

Ten. Twain was the co-author along with Charles Warner of the book The Gilded Age. After that, he began to jot down his memories of childhood in the Mississippi.

This resulted in the very famous and critically acclaimed books that focused on boys growing up in the Missippi area, often oblivious to the adult struggles and themes that lay all. Mark Twain (–), younger by a dozen years, had evolved over the previous decade from an unabashed fan into a close friend and confidant of Grant’s.

The two initially had little more in common than an upbringing in the West (Twain actually served a few weeks in a Confederate unit before abandoning the Civil War entirely), but both. – Mark Twain.

With reservations in his heart for the success of a new project, Grant returned to Twain for advice. Perhaps it was their opposing personalities – Grant was quietly spoken and reserved, Twain was anything but – that worked well together on this day.

News of Grant's calamity brings his friend, Mark Twain, to his side. Twain is infuriated by the terms offered by the prestigious publisher. He makes an audacious proposal: he will publish Grant's book and make it the biggest best-seller in American history.