Hi, I'm looking for a good biography of Ulysses S. Grant and 'American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant' by Robert C White just popped up on my Goodreads as a suggestion. Have you read it? Would you recommend any other biographies of Grant instead?
Yes, definitely. I just recommended Ronald C. White’s American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant (BOOK | KINDLE) the other day. It’s very good. Definitely check it out when it’s released on Tuesday.
Another biography about Grant that I would recommend is The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands (BOOK | KINDLE). You can never go wrong with a book by Dr. Brands.
There’s also an interesting dual biography of Grant and Robert E. Lee released in 2014 by William C. Davis that I’d suggest: Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee – The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged (BOOK | KINDLE).
And Grant’s own autobiography, completed days before he died in 1885, The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (BOOK | KINDLE), is the best autobiography ever written by a President, although it focuses mostly on his military career and not at all about his time in the White House.