In this stunning biography, William McFeely brings us a thoroughly compelling story of a tangled life. Having once said "a military life had no charms to me," U.S. Grant entered West Point to get through the course, secure a detail for a few years as assistant professor of mathematics at the Academy, and afterwards obtain a permanent position as professor at some respectable college. But the course his life took was quite different. Little did he ever dream that he would serve with distinction in the Mexican War, lead the Union to victory in the Civil War, struggle through eight years as President of the United States, and wage bitter personal battles against alcoholism, insolvency, and cancer.
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William McFeely (Author)
William S. McFeely is the author of Yankee Stepfather, Frederick Douglass, Sapelo's People, Proximity to Death, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant. He lives in Wellfleet and Cambridge, Massachusetts.