Prager University: The Amazing Life of Ulysses S. Grant
It is not unusual for anyone discussing President Grant to bring up the fact that in his military years he was a drunkard who resigned to avoid court martial. That is true, to be sure, but it is a relatively insignificant weakness when compared to the many good things the mad did during nothing his military and political life.
Garry Adelman of the Civil War Trust provides a highly interesting and enlightening review of the career of this patriot, hat salesman, general and President. In particular, a general smart enough to take his wife’s advice about avoiding Ford’s Theatre.