by Ron ChernowThe #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017
“Eminently readable but thick with import . . . Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledg e.”—Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.
As late as April 1861, when the American Civil War broke out, Ulysses S. Grant was a dismal failure.
A competent officer in the war against Mexico, he had resigned from the army over his drinking and had sunk into poverty as a civilian, losing all his money in hopeless investments.
He had failed to secure the command of a volunteer unit and was about to return to his abject life working in his family's leather-goods store when he was offered the colonelcy of an Illinois regiment.
Less than four years later he was the commanding general of the victorious Union armies and was hailed as a military genius.
He later served two terms as President of the United States.
This is the epic biography of a very unheroic American hero, a modest, reticent and principled man who surprised the world and changed it for the better.
ASIN : B0BPCJFKK6
Publisher : Head of Zeus; 1st edition (November 2, 2017)
Publication date : November 2, 2017
Language : English
File size : EPUB 22801 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Not Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
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Print length : 1644 pages