Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ronald C. White About "A Life of Ulysses S. Grant"

I have read quite a few books and scholarly articles about the Civil War. However, nothing has impressed me so much as "American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant." Rather than relying on legends or tall tales from yesteryear, Ronald C. White explores the span of Grant's life and sheds new light on his marriage, his personality, his military career and his tactics.

More than anything, this is a fresh look and a masterful work about one of America's most beloved generals (depending upon what side of the Civil War one comes down on). And, White shows the multi-faceted life of a complex man.