Grant is the second massive biography of Ulysses Grant to be published in just over a year. How many writers could make such a thing a must-read? The only one I can think of is National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Ron Chernow. With the same storytelling verve and historical thoroughness that made his biographies of John D. Rockefeller (Titan) and Alexander Hamilton indispensable, Chernow's portrait of the often misunderstood general is well under way to earning the author even more accolades.
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