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A moving and convincing portrait....profound understanding of the man as well as his period and his country. -- C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books
Clearsightedness, along with McFeely's unfailing intelligence and his existential sympathy...informs his entire biography. -- Justin Kaplan, The New Republic
Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best. -- Marcus Cunliffe, New York Times Book Review
William S. McFeely, the Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at the University of Georgia, is the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography Grant. He lives in Wellfleet and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Having just finished this "definitive" biography of Grant, I was stunned to learn that the author won a Pulitzer Prize for this work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul H.
This is a great book. The detail and conclusions Prof. McFeely reaches show the quality of his research. It totally deserves the Pulitzer Prize he received for it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eugene L. Dubow
I bought this book when it came out and started it with gusto, but the more I read the less I liked it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric Lee Smith
Boy, this took me along time to get through. I am not too
sure what I think of the subject now. Will have to think
While the book didn't try to whitewash Grant's flaws, which I appreciated, it was long and tedious. I learned more about every failed cabinet member than anyone would ever want... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Seaotter
I was looking for a copy Grant's Memoirs and unfortunately found this. The author makes every effort of demonstrating his disapproval of Grant, his family, and most everything... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Wints
Biographies can be dull--this one is NOT! Very rich storytelling and narrative; it reads much quicker than I'd anticipated. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ruth A. Racely