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Author Perry, Mark, 1950-

Title Grant and Twain : the story of a friendship that changed America / Mark Perry.

Published New York : Random House, 2004.

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 UniM Bail  818.409 GRANT/ PERR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Sam and Huck chronicles the relationship between Ulysses S. Grant and Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and the literary influences that each man had upon the other. The heart of the work lies in three interrelated stories--Ulysses S. Grant's struggle to complete his memoirs before his death (and so ensure the financial stability of his bankrupted family), Samuel Clemens' struggle to complete Huckleberry Finn (which he believed would be his most successful and most profound book), and the struggle of both men to understand and explain their era. Sam and Huck is not only the story of a friendship that changed American history, it is also a dramatic recounting of how the two most important figures of their time--Clemens and Grant--influenced the way that Americans think about race, slavery, and prejudice.
Subject Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 -- Friends and associates.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 -- Writing skill.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Friends and associates.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Writing skill.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Friendship -- United States -- Case studies.
Race relations in literature.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 0679642730