Recent history has been kinder to Grant than were the chroniclers of his day, not only for his undoubted abilities as a military leader, but also for his conduct as a president who sought to rebuild a shattered nation. Jean Edward Smith, the author of fine biographies of John Marshall and Lucius D. Clay, offers compelling reasons to accept this program of revision, while acknowledging the shortcomings of Grant's administration. Surely and thoughtfully written, this sprawling but swiftly moving book stands as a true hallmark in the literature that is devoted to Grant. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This biography was an informative and enjoyable read covering Grant's entire life. Smith obviously did his research and analysis, presenting a generally sympathetic and favorable... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lee Gregory
This was a wonderful book, giving me a greater appreciation of Grant as general and president. It also dispelled some misconceptions about him. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Iris Kuerbitz
I learned so much about this remarkable man from this book. Being a retired Army soldier it's easy to understand leadership and I can truly appreciate his genius at so many levels. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Frederick Pauer
I knew very little about Grant before reading this book. With his humble beginnings and strong sense of leadership Grant deserves a place among better known and revered... Read morePublished 15 days ago by L. Morrell
I bought this book on Jonathan Yardley’s recommendation in his final Washington Post book review. My trust was not misplaced. Read morePublished 24 days ago by John G. Collinge
I enjoyed it very much. I really enjoy Military History.Published 1 month ago by Kenneth L. Thornton
An excellent read and extremely interesting in capturing in the significant elements in the post civil war period and in describing a Grant very different from what I previously... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pamela G. Downing