Friday, July 13, 2012


"Grant" is yet another installment in "The Generals" series of books, written by Mitchell Yockelson. What I absolutely love about this series of books is the wide angle that the writers use - examining not only the military career of the chosen general, but their personal life and accomplishments as well. "Grant" is no exception to this pattern. This book begins with the early life of Ulysses S. Grant, which really shows the reader a more personal side of someone who is so celebrated for military achievements. I loved that this book really allows you to connect with Grant in a completely different way. Nearly everyone knows of Grant's success in the United States military, but did you know that he hated to hunt in his younger years? Or that he enjoyed swimming? Creating this personal, very human element in the biography of Grant really creates a connection with the reader. I thought this book was very well written, completely accurate, and even entertaining! I would highly recommend this book to any history lover in your life - I give this read 5/5!

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a favorable review.

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