Migraine is a neurological disorder suffered by a billion people worldwide today. Attacks include headaches but also other symptoms that resemble drunkenness. Ulysses S. Grant may have been a migraineur.
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.
Top Civil War historians including James McPherson and Gary Gallagher explain what it took more than heavier battalions to defeat the Confederacy.
Grant’s victory at Vicksburg was more important militarily than Lee’s defeat at Gettysburg, but politically, Pennsylvania trumped Mississippi.