Pro-Confederate writers tried and, for a while, succeeded in convincing Americans both North and South that Grant was nothing special while casting shadows on the causes he stood for — union, emancipation and civil rights.
‘Grant’s Tomb’ by Louis L. Picone
Grant’s Tomb is the largest mausoleum in North America, yet the man it honors is little known and little understood by Americans today. Picone’s book explains why.
‘U. S. Grant Album’ by Lawrence A. Frost
The text is dated, but it’s worth getting one of the many used copies online for the wonderful photos and illustrations.
‘Cigars, Whiskey and Winning’ by Al Kaltman
The title is fun, but fortunately, this book is about much more than Grant’s iconic smoking and drinking. Busting myths about Grant’s life and achievements, Kaltman offers pithy and useful lessons for leadership.