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Grant by William S. McFeely
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Jul 23, 2011

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bookshelves: civil-war, biography

The author makes some interesting observations about Grant -- such as his need to be seen as a success -- but he doesn't know how to tell a story. There's no flow, just a jumble of observations that don't always connect. The transitions are so indirect that it takes a while for the reader to realize he's delving into a new subject. And for someone who led as dramatic a life as Grant did, there's absolutely no emotion in the writing. The author's prose is extremely dry.

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