Grant, by Ron Chernow
Hardcover, 1104 pages
October 17th 2017 by Penguin Press
ISBN : 159420487X (ISBN13: 9781594204876)
Our collective view of Ulysses S. Grant is frequently framed around a well-meaning presidency that was marred by scandals that occurred on his watch but outside his view. He’s frequently seen either as a failed businessman who chanced into the top job in the Union army, or as a brutal general. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, one of our most important popular historians, paints a fuller picture of Grant’s life, with ups and downs that make for great drama. His efforts to destroy the KKK and advocate for equal justice are among the many elements that make his story important even today.