MSU has done a good job serving scholars. But Grant deserves a museum centrally located to engage with a new generation of multicultural Americans and international visitors. Cincinnati is the place.
‘Crucible of Command’ by William C. Davis
This dual biography viewing Lee and Grant as equally worthy had the bad luck to come out just before shares in Lee’s reputation crashed. Its dual biography format is still useful.
‘Hold on with A Bulldog Grip’ by John F. Marszalek
An entertaining and accessible short biography of Grant for a student or general reader that’s also interesting for Grant fans and Civil War buffs.
‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’ by Jonathan Sarna
In 1862, Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders No. 11, expelling all “Jews as a class” from the military department under his control. He spent the rest of his career apologizing and trying to make up for this blunder.