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This review is from: Grant (Hardcover)
With due respect to Candace Scott (see review above) for whom I have much esteem, I found Smith's book to be the best full biography of Grant that I have read. Smith's book tries to fit in the entire scope of Grant's life, providing almost as much space to his national political role after the war as to his miltary role during the war. There are a great many superior books on Grant's role in the civil war and better books on his last days, but few that deal with his presidency as well as this and few cover his entire life in one volume that is as easy to read.