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Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely HeroUlysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero by Michael Korda

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A brief and colloquial book, with a charm as opinionated, ironic, and humorous as a good magazine article, with a prose that is highly readable, never bogs down, and paces itself with the occasional dwelling on important controversies in Grant’s life. What makes the book for me is the author’s breadth of knowledge concerning other generals (Wellington, Napoleon) and presidents (Ike, Roosevelt) in comparison to Grant. It was a fabulous book to spin through.

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