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Grant by Ron Chernow
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Despite its heft, I read it quickly, for Chernow is such an engaging writer. I learned a lot about Grant, his time, and other figures he interacted with. I've gained a greater understanding of him, better appreciating his strengths and accomplishments and better recognizing his serious flaws.

One drawback of the book is that Chernow seems to feel the need to address every rumor of Grant's alcoholism, so, particularly during the chapters on the war, every few pages Chernow addresses a fresh rumor of alcohol abuse. I got to skipping over those paragraphs.

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Reading Progress

December 19, 2017 – Shelved
December 19, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
October 10, 2019 – Started Reading
October 14, 2019 –
page 193
November 1, 2019 – Finished Reading

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