by Ron Chernow
Editor: Head of Zeus
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A dramatic portrait of America from the most convincing of generals and presidents, Ulysses SGrant, by the Pulitzer Prize Ron Chernow, author of the book Hamilton’s amazing music is on dutyAs late as April 1861, during the American Civil War, Ulysses SGrant was an abject failureA competent agent in the war against Mexico, he had resigned from the army during his drinking and had fallen into poverty as a civilian, losing all his money in desperate investmentsHe had failed to obtain command of a volunteer unit and was about to return to his abject working life in his family’s leather goods store when he offered the Illinois colonelcy regimentLess than four years later, he was the victorious general commander of the Union armies and was hailed as a military geniusLater, he served two terms as President of the United StatesIt is the epic biography of the very heroic American hero, a modest, reticent and reasoned man who surprised the world and he changed for the better
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