“Grant” is a riveting biography of Ulysses S. Grant, the Union general-turned-president who played a pivotal role in the Civil War and Reconstruction. Ron Chernow provides an intimate look at Grant’s life and career, revealing their many complexities while demonstrating how Grant’s resolve, intelligence, and bravery led to his historic accomplishments.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in American history, and want to learn more about one of its most influential figures.
- The author provides many complexities about Grant’s life and career, which makes the book more interesting to read.
- The writing is well done and easy to follow, making it a good choice for readers who are not interested in history.
- This book offers an intimate look at Grant, providing insights into his character that other biographies do not provide.
- The author attempts to discuss too many topics in one book.
- The biography is dry and not interesting to read.
- It is difficult to follow the chronology of Grant’s life without a timeline or detailed family tree included in the text.
Learn more about the author
Ron Chernow is the author of eight books, including “The House of Morgan” and “Washington: A Life.” He has won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and the George Washington Book Prize.
“This is the best biography I have ever read on any subject. Ron Chernow’s writing style allows the reader to understand not only what led Grant to make his decisions, but also how he felt about them.”
“This doorstop of a biography is everything you could want in a Grant book, and more. Chernow brings his prodigious gifts to bear on one of the least understood but most important Americans in history.”
“Ron Chernow has written an outstanding biography of Ulysses S. Grant that is also a page-turner. This book should be read by every American.”
“This is one of the best biographies I have ever read. It is extremely well-researched and highly readable. Chernow’s treatment of Grant’s post-presidential career is particularly insightful.”