As a Southerner, I've read lots of books on Lee, Jackson, etc but none on Grant. This book changed my opinion of him somewhat. He seemed generous toward the South and respected by its military leaders and soldiers. I will have to read more about how he allowed Reconstruction and other divisive policies to happen if he was so about bringing union to the country. The first 5/6 of the book were excellent, the last 1/6 focused too much on his death process - although that was key to this book. I think I'll read more on Grant.
So much history I did not know about Booth. Had no idea of the extent of the plot against Lincoln and the other members of his cabinet.
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