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What Rose Forgot lIf there s an afterlife I see Ron Chernow meeting Ulysses Grant and saying to him Hello there General I made you come alive for a whole new generation of Americans and Grant will smile and reply I know Thank you In Chernow s highly entertaining highly readable biography Grant becomes a flesh and blood 3 dimensional complex force of nature In fact he presents the whole colorful mid 19th Century America in vivid hues especially Grant s numerous Civil War battles And the people who were part of Grant sife some decent and attractive some scurrilous and repellant are sharply drawn Chernow *does away with rumor gossip mystery and myth to give us Grant * away with rumor gossip mystery and myth to give us Grant boy the youth the young Incubus lieutenant the general the president the seer and finally the greatest American memoir writer of the 19th Century And as for the book sength forget about it those 900 pages go by too uickly You Blind Alley ll close the book with a slight feeling of closing the book on a friend and wishing the experience hadasted 13 Ways to Dispose of a Body longer This biography of Grant is a weighty tome that demands an investment of time that few biographies normally reuire I m still unsure if it was worth itThis covers his entireife and the first half where it explores his childhood and his years as a civil war general were fascinating You see why he was respected so much and discover the innovative methods he developed to fight and win the war for the north The part of this book that covers his presidential years was extremely dry and where the author could recount an incident with brevity he often didn t It became ridiculous to read of events where it became almost We Have Contact (The Kurtherian Gambit, like he said this then he said that then he said this whereas an actual narrative account of the event would suffice and illustrate the point being explored Theast part which covers his Mi amigo el gigante life after the presidency was interesting as Grant travelled the world and became the first defacto foreign relations diplomatYou do get the feeling the author did aot of research for this book and couldn t bear to Bunny Club (F*ck Like Bunnies, leave any of it out but I feel it would have benefited from a strict edit and being half theength I have no problems with The Random Walk Guide to Investing long books as some of my other reviews show but only when they genuinely reuire it and books as dry and unnecessarilyong as this The Mouse That Roared leave me aittle frustrated as my time Say Yes like all of us is precious Saying this I did find it a fascinatingife story and parts of this book had me gripped and were written with real verve mainly the aforementioned Civil war years It was great to Damned (Crusade, learn about an American president who often slips through the cracks of historical biographies and if you enjoy reading about American history politics or the civil war then give this a go Just be prepared for a big time commitment and to power through the dry parts Ron Chernow is already stablished as the biographer of the XIX century America His books on Washington Hamilton Grant Rockefeller and Morgan can be read as the great chronic of politics and finance of the nation in the making Some of those books are slightly better than others yet they form an admirable already essential opus and this precise one theife of Ulysses Grant ranks high in this Dangerous Tides (Mack Bolan The Executioner, little great canonGeneralater President Grant is one of the great men of the XIX century ranks high in this Santa Claus Saves the World little great canonGeneralater President Grant is one of the great men of the XIX century or perhaps of recent history The man was a celebrated soldier an excellent writer twice President of the USA and a figure made a model of perseverance strong will and stoicism one of the recognizable recent authors of the said Stoicism Ryan Holiday Had Grant As One Ryan Holiday had Grant as one his central examples in his celebrated and multi million seller The. The #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review10 Best Books of 2017Eminently readable but thick with import Granthits ike a Mack truck of knowledgeTa Nehisi Coates The AtlanticPulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents Ulysses S Grant Ulysses S Grant's ife has typically been misunderstood All too often he is caricatured as a chronic oser and an inept businessman or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him as Chernow shows in his masterful biography the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and freuency Before the Civil War Grant was flailing His business ventures had ended dismally and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up .
summary Grant author Ron ChernowCture and House of Houses like an intimate conversation He provides descriptions and details that bring the time period and the people to vividifeGrant was a complex man both brilliant and naive overly trusting in civilian ife while able to perfectly predict what others would do on the battlefield a man who claimed to have no great political ambitions yet was a rare at the time two term president Chernow reminds us of the personal connections of the generals of both the North and South Grant attended West Point and fought *In The Mexican War Alongside * the Mexican War alongside T Sherman Robert E Lee and a veritable who s who of ater Civil War Everyday Kabbalah leaders The best man at his wedding was James Longstreet who would go on to be a great Southern general in the war Chernow also brings front and center Grant s hard work for African Americans supporting the 13th 14th and 15th Amendments with euality and voting rights among hisifelong crusades While Lincoln is remembered in American history as the President who ended slavery readers of Grant will see that President US Grant should be remembered as a tireless proponent of civil rights and militant enemy of the Ku Klux KlanChernow doesn t turn away from Grant s failures in civilian At Deaths Door (Juniper Grove life his poverty before rejoining the army for the Civil War his constant struggle with alcoholism or Grant s repeated mistakes in trusting the wrong people in matters of finance and occasionally in government Grant s personal traits pride stubbornnessoyalty among others are shown as what made him the greatest general of his time but also caused a steep El Bisonte Americano learning curve as PresidentReaders of Stephen W Sears Lincoln s Lieutenants will find this a perfect companion to their understanding of the generals of the Civil War their successes and failures radically different personalities and their relationships with Lincoln It continues to amaze me how individual personalities and personal ambitions shape the course of military historyFans of history biographies and military history will rejoice in this new biography of General Grant which will stand unchallenged as his definitive biography for aong time An easy flowing narrative Ron Chernow s Grant will change the average American s view of Grant forever This book goes on for ever Literally Ad infinitum It is 1000 Gödel, Escher, Bach long and Chernow cold have condensed it to 5 600 pages withoutosing historical accuracyWith so many pages the author risks getting bogged into detail and osing the bigger oicture throughout And that is exactly what happens Chernow dwells on Grant s alleged problem with alcohol spending page after page on the reliability of witness statements and to the extent where you sit there and say OK Ron I get the picture Conclude and move on The price of all this is that the section on the civil war becomes yet another missed opportunity to write a great story Although the civil war is central to the book it becomes almost only a side issue as opposed to focusing on the wider strategic picture Why were Grant s battles important And what degrees of freedom did they give Lincoln and other generalsAs far as alcoholism is concerned it is an interesting uestion Do I believe that Grant could have been a stark raving alcoholic and at the same time commanded very successfully a huge army of 200000 men Won major battles where he commanded and ed from the front Become Lincoln s most trusted soldier And sat two terms as President of the United States Common sense would dictate noSo in conclusion way too ong nowhere near Chernow s Finest Book And You Are book and you are with the impression that he was paid per page rather than paid for uality. Mage by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genreWith ucidity breadth and meticulousness Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together shedding new ight on the man whom Walt Whitman described as nothing heroic and yet the greatest hero Chernows probing portrait of Grant's ifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest Cleopatras Perfume level This is America's greatest biographer bringing movingly toife one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents The definitive biography Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant'sife explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinaryNamed one of the best books of the year by GoodreadsThe New York TimesNewsdayBookPageBarnes and NobleWall Street Journal. .
Obstacle is the Way Ulysses Grant was also a good husband and doting father And then an alcoholic and a poor a very poor business man who in spite of his evident success was always in the verge of bankruptcyAll the previous is in the book in a tale that runs through the best part tale that runs through the best part the XIX century and which has as secondary characters President Lincoln and ueen Victoria amongst others The tale is well told the ups and downs of the man well drawn and the story flows The event that made Grant the American Civil War is in the book but as a background secondary to War is in the book but as a background secondary to General who won it At the end we know a ot of a fascinating character and also much on a fascinating country still Forever an Eaton looking for its place in the world The book is deeply researched and well written with the trade mark almost recognizable magnificent sober prose of Mr Chernow making its 900 plus pages to go uickOnly a small flaw a moot The book sides too much with its subject The author obviously admires its main character who doesn t but he shows the admiration too much After every mistake made by Grant comes not only the explanation but the justification It paints a too neat of a picture of an evidently flawed man Making his flaws clearer wouldn t have made Grant worse only human I was raised in North CarolinaMy great grandfather was captured at the bloody angle at Spotsylvania Courthouse and thus had the traitional southern notion that Grant won most of his acclaim by being better supplied and having so many troops than his opponents I have always been a history buff having read most of Mr Chernow s previous books and many but this book changed my mind on a number of issues and convinced me that I had not given Mr Grant the acclaim he is due The appropriate analogy I believeis that if Mr Lincoln was the engineer driving the ship of state during the war Mr Grant was certainly the train plugging through and getting the work done This book also disabused me in it s 1000 pages of my previous notion that states rights had much of anything to do with causing the war because I remember James Longstreet being uoted about never having heard of the term several years after the war was over As for Ron Chernow has written a magisterial but eminently readable 959 page account of theife of Ulysses S Grant the Union military genius who won the Civil War and subseuently the two time President who championed the freedom of the former slave population of the South through his policy of Reconstruction Grant emerges as a flawed individual who battled a Mozart liking for alcohol and who was overly na ve in his judgement on people particularly thoseooking to use him for financial or political gain but whose First Class Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, legacy to the US is immense parallel to that of his political mentor Abraham Lincoln This is a superb biography which has been extensively researched yet which readsike a novel Thoroughly recommended Brilliant read really portraying the real U S Grant and showing his importance in American history To think the scumbag Antifa mindless morons ripped his statue down in San Francisco shows how dumbed down the millennial generation is Grants humanity to his black fellow Americans was heart rendering Maybe take Keeping Up With the Kardashians off the TV and tell the story about Grant Lincoln Sherman and the others who did so much to end slavery As someone who Marital Communication (PKOS - Polity Key Themes in Family Communication series) loves history I have a terrible confession to make Grant is the first Ron Chernow book I ve ever read It will certainly not be theast Chernow s Grant is meticulously researched well written with an easy style and flow that make a biography feel Marital Communication lessike a The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford le. Esigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness But in war Grant began to realize his remarkable potential soaring through the ranks of the Union army prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign and ultimately defeating theegendary Confederate general Robert E Lee Along the way Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort Grants military fame translated into a two term presidency but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members More important he sought freedom and justice for black Americans working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass who called him the vigilant firm impartial and wise protector of my race After his presidency he was again brought No Man Can Tame (The Dark-Elves of Nightbloom, low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street only to resuscitate his