Terrific read covering an expansive period across Grant’s life highlighting his triumphs and tribulations along the way. Highly recommended.
Although very different people “Grant” by Ron Chernow is as good as “Hamilton.” In short I thought they were both excellent! Well worth the time invested. Highly recommend.
Fantastic book, felt I knew the man by books end.
After Alexander Hamilton, this book is not the same. The book seems to be preoccupied with Grant's alcohol addiction and although he may have been able to limit the effects of this disease, the constant third party bickering and opinions do not put Grant in the best light considering the efforts he went through to control the disease. Although this was a noteable accomplishment, the constant third party reference takes away from the real genious and generosity that protreyed the man. Similar incidents in Hamilton were handeled much better by this author.
This book gives great insight into the aspects of Grant's life that he omitted in his autobiography. It talks about his turbulent presidency, his marriage and his struggles with alcohol. It fills those in nicely. A great book.
A great read. it tells you of a period of time in our country's history that was in turmoil after the Civil War.
General/President Grant's is one of the best books I've read in my 84 years - the man's incredible history is brought to life by perfect narration.
It’s a long book but very interesting to learn of all that happen in Grants life !