The Grant of History

Beginning on Memorial Day, the History Channel began airing a three-part miniseries on the life of Ulysses S. Grant (similar in style and format to the Washington miniseries the History Channel aired back in February). According to the History Channel’s website, at the time of his death, Grant was the, “most famous man in the world and stood alongside men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American heroes.” 

While the miniseries seeks to rescue Grant’s legacy and return him to his rightful place, biographers and historians have been telling his story and there is no shortage in materials available about his life.

If this television series piques your interest in learning about one of the Civil War’s greatest generals and our 18th President the library has many books that will be sure to slake your quest for knowledge. Check out some of the materials we have available.

Grant by Ron Chernow


American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White


Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign that Broke the Confederacy by Donald L. Miller


Grant’s Final Victory : Ulysses S. Grant’s Heroic Last Year by Charles Bracelen Flood


The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant, edited by Elizabeth D. Samet


Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, the War they Fought, the Peace they Forged by William C. Davis


The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands


Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War by Charles Bracelen Flood


Lee and Grant: Profiles in Leadership from the Battlefields of Virginia by Charles R. Bowery


Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship that Changed America by Mark Perry