This short book offers excerpts from Grant’s letters and other writings across his career, edited and with commentary by a leading Grant scholar.
An excellent introduction to Grant for a general reader, this book’s focus on how Grant helped avert a second Civil War at the end of his presidency is relevant for today and told engagingly by a surprisingly evenhanded Fox News anchor.
Matthew Arnold may have been a snob but he was one who could appreciate the character and achievements of Ulysses S. Grant.
Horace Porter offers an intimate portrait of Grant from an aide who served on the general’s staff during the second half of the Civil War. The book is the source of many common anecdotes about and quotes from Grant.