Following the actual historic events, but that is just me?..... I just thought it was a factual accounting of real events with made up dialogue to the authors delight but it is really just total fiction. Hope others don't think this is real history. I have read too many history books and that makes me cringe to hear it altered this way guess I will stay away from this type of book but obviously many enjoy it immensely. Sorry!
just not my cup of tea, gave it a shot because of Newt.
Yes. I now do believe after reading several books about Grant that it can be said that he his one of the top 5 most important men in US History maybe top 3 behind Washington, Lincoln then Grant. He was a bulldog but a soft spoken humble man as well. How does one blend both of those traits to the success that he did. He was so patient and truly brilliant and it shows through his writing. I believe the hand of God was with him and Lincoln. He was a man of fate and circumstance and he must have had incredible notes to have such detail of events so many years before and to have written much of this in the twilight of his life while sick. A truly remarkable man and what a brutal war the like the world has never seen. I highly recommend that everyone should read this book by one of the greatest Americans ever to walk this earth.
How well it is put together and well written.
I am not sure. It is not the voice I would have put to Grant. I would like to have had a deeper more powerful voice.
I am in awe that we can be in the mind of such a man and the fact that it was written and unaltered from so long ago. I am truly stunned at Grant's insight in being able to say that he knew that even those that fought for the South and their offspring would one day come to wonder why they fought for a cause that would keep men oppressed as slaves. Those who say the war was not over slavery should read this book. Grant and Lincoln both hated slavery and it is clear it is the main reason for Grant to be able to win the war to end slavery. I am so sad that so much blood had to be spilled and on our own soil.
Those who fought in the Civil War especially the common soldier should be given immense respect and awe. So many of their lives were expended so carelessly and brutally but the cause was so great and Thank You to Lincoln and Grant and all the Union Soldiers for fighting such a cause. Let's not forget our past history so we don't repeat the mistakes and give the homage to the veterans of all wars. My lineage has soldiers on both sides as it goes through Arkansas and Missouri during those times but the south was clearly on the wrong side of history for this event. God Bless America!
Remove the gratuitous language! What is the point of that! How does it help the story! It is abhorrent! I don't believe any officer could speak like that on the police radio and therefore causes the story to lose credibility. It is such a distraction. Even if they talk that way in real life how does it make the story better? It does not. I won't buy another one and I will return the book on that basis alone! My question again is WHY?
Language, don't lower yourself to read it out loud.
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