Author(s): Ron Chernow
With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Ron Chernow sheds new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic . . . and yet the greatest hero." This is America's greatest biographer bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. In a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance, he makes sense of all sides of Grant, a simple Midwesterner at once so ordinary and so extraordinary.
'Chernow's 1,100-page biography may crown Grant's restoration ... Mr Chernow argues persuasively that Grant has been badly misunderstood' The Economist. 'Chernow rewards the reader with considerable life-and-times background, clear-eyed perspective, sympathy that stops short of sycophancy, and gritty and intimate details' Boston Globe. 'A superb, compelling biography that redefines the alcoholic failure who became Abraham Lincoln's victorious general and a fine president' Simon Sebag Montefiore. 'As history, it is remarkable ... This book's greatest service is to remind us of Grant's significant achievements at the end of the war and after' International New York Times. 'Undoubtedly the best biography of this deeply flawed man ... Chernow has produced a captivating book' The Times.
Ron Chernow is the million-copy bestselling author of Alexander Hamilton, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include the Pulitzer prize-winning Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and Washington: A Life, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography.