Ron Chernow's Grant Offers a Measured Judgment of the Past

Published: 5/11/2017
Ron Chernow's Grant Offers a Measured Judgment of the Past
Source: WWW.NATIONALREVIEW.COM

Evidence of national discernment, although never abundant, can now be found high on the New York Times combined print and e-book best-seller list. There sits Ron Chernow's biography of Ulysses Simpson Grant, which no reader will wish were shorter than its 1,074 pages. Arriving at a moment when excitable individuals and hysterical mobs are demonstrating crudeness in assessing historical figures, C

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