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Beauty and the Beast (Matthew Hope)
Beauty and the Beast (Matthew Hope) Ed McBain 0446601314 9780446601313 When the small, stoop-shouldered man in a rumpled uniform and scuffed boots, accompanied by a thirteen-year-old boy, asked for a room at Willards Hotel in Washington, D.C., he was
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Beauty and the Beast (Matthew Hope) by Ed McBain

When the small, stoop-shouldered man in a rumpled uniform and scuffed boots, accompanied by a thirteen-year-old boy, asked for a room at Willards Hotel in Washington, D.C., he was offered a small room on the top floor. But when the clerk saw the mans signature, suddenly a suite was found for him. The man was Ulysses S. Grant, and President Lincoln recently had appointed him commander in chief of the Union forces. Noted historian Albert Marrin tells how this reluctant soldier became the leader who was able to bring final victory to the Union after years of bloody, wrenching civil war. Along the way he describes how soldiers lived in army camps: their food, their recreation, their thoughts, taken from diaries and letters home, and brings to the reader the experience of war: the fear, the deadly mistakes, the early medical services to the wounded, and always the heroism. Dr. Marrin re-creates the battles of Grants campaigns and puts them in historical perspective. He makes it clear to his readers why both Abraham Lincoln and the ordinary Yankee soldier were willing to trust the outcome of the war and the future of the country to this unlikely hero.

Author: Ed McBain

Language: English

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Publisher: Warner Books

Publication Date: 1994-10-01

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