It’s hard to understand in today’s polarized America but in the 1860s, Northerners considered the unity of the United States, with or without slavery, important enough to die for.
Top Civil War historians including James McPherson and Gary Gallagher explain what it took more than heavier battalions to defeat the Confederacy.
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.
John Keegan is a military historian who believes that no one style of leadership is successful across time, and that Grant was the right general for the dawn of the era of democratic and technological warfare.