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The Man Who Saved the Union

A New York Times best-selling historian/biographer whos given us firm portraits of Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, among others, Brands here takes on Civil War general and two-term president Ulysses Grant. Grants reputation suffered after the war, partly because of Southern resentment, and Brands is out to give us a fairer, better picture. He reveals a first-rate general and a President who was both popular and compassionate, working hard to protect the rights of freedmen; Brands calls him the last presidential defender of black civil rights for nearly a century. Im betting on this one.

TopicsGrant, Ulysses S.
U.S. presidents
U.S. Civil War
Military history
American history
American politics and government