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The Man Who Saved the Union

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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.

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Political
Biography
TopicsGrant, Ulysses S.
U.S. presidents
Generals
U.S. Civil War
Military history
American history
American politics and government
Grant, Ulysses S.
U.S. presidents
Generals
U.S. Civil War
Military history
American history
American politics and government