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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 28 days 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 13 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 14 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 14 months ago by Ruth A. Racely
McFeely summed up Grant in 3 words - "a hollow man." I've never forgotten the pithy formulation.
It's still the best Grant biography. Dream on Simpson.
I found my self completely intrigued by the life of Grant. The courage He showed during his military career was clearly outlined by The author without embellishment thus capturing... Read morePublished 22 months ago by JohnJ
-When reading and then reviewing references McFeely used, many assumptions were made and facts were left out. Too many errors and assumptions. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by CW Nurse