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I inherited my grandfather's copies of Grant's autobiography and have yet to read the two volume set now in my elder years. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ned Devereaux
I have to say that this is perhaps one of the finest and most unbiased biographies that I have ever had the pleasure to read. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by DaleP
A Must Have for Grant-a-holics!!! Like Me. Since I have over 30 books on Lincoln, I thought I would do some reading about Gen. Grant. Read morePublished on August 13, 2010 by Mqrilyn Postell
Ulysses Grant has had his reputation go up and down so many times over the years that it is good to see a solid, well written modern study of the man. Read morePublished on August 25, 2009 by Chris
A good biography tells the story of a life lived, as it was lived. That is to say, it should neither anticipate events nor divert into long and dubious refutations of contrary... Read morePublished on April 7, 2009 by concerned historian
Reading this book you really feel as if you are Gen. Grant- struggling with difficult military and political decisions for an outcome that now seems guaranteed when in fact at the... Read morePublished on January 3, 2009 by Tyler G
Simpson brings to life a man who should be recognized as one of the greatest men in American history, both in his accomplishments and in his character. Read morePublished on February 9, 2008 by Mr. History
U.S. Grant's military career has been explored by any number of historians over the years. Brooks Simpson's well-written biography is notable for its nicely synthesized account... Read morePublished on June 4, 2006 by D.S.Thurlow
This volume, the first of a planned two-volume biography of Grant, covers Grant's life from birth to the end of the Civil War. It is meticulously researched and well balanced. Read morePublished on March 15, 2006 by Cash