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Thread #55326   Message #859951
Posted By: JedMarum
06-Jan-03 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Subject: RE: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Grant really became human to me, after reading his memoirs and the Catton history. My wife's family is related to US Grant (GGGrandfather and US were first cousins) - so the research had a bit of a personal interest as well. I already had a great respect for his leadership and his accomplishments under the circumstances, but it was clearer to me me how he was able to lead through those times and pressures, by reading his own thoughts and further analysis of his actions against the backdrop of history. I had read about Lincoln, and much period history - so to focus on Grant after I'd developed a strong background of the history, was a good thing.

I will pursue Lee one day, another for my heroes from the era.