The Resource Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel
Title
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Chiaverini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Mrs. Lincoln's Rival imagines the inner life of Julia Grant, beloved as a Civil War general's wife and the First Lady, yet who grappled with a profound and complex relationship with the slave who was her namesake-until she forged a proud identity of her own. In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress's closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia's eyes to the world. And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks-becoming general in chief of the Union Army-so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband's side. Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women-Union and Confederate-she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women's paths continued to cross throughout the Grants' White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant's Tomb. Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule is the first novel to chronicle this singular relationship, bound by sight and shadow"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H473
LC item number
M765 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grant, Julia Dent
  • African American women
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Female friendship
  • Grant, Julia Dent
  • Presidents' spouses
Label
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-386)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (386 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698161382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
78595D89-9B1C-4945-BD37-D31F183FF81A
System control number
(OCoLC)904146767
Label
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-386)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (386 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698161382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
78595D89-9B1C-4945-BD37-D31F183FF81A
System control number
(OCoLC)904146767

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