Book Review: Grant by Jean Edward Smith

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Let me start this off by saying that Grant happens to be my favorite President. It’s not because of any of the great things he accomplished but rather because he had the courage to do what so many people do not. He was able to fail. He was able to dust himself off and try again. Grant was flawed, yes, but Grant was able to overcome his failures. He had the courage to keep trying. Ulysses Grant had the tenacity to keep moving forward even when things were at their roughest. Continue reading

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My Favorite Book(ish) Romances

The following are my top four romances from the books I’ve read, everything from nonfiction history to fiction. They are: Continue reading

The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Review, Day 21: Blue #30DaysofReadathon

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“Much of the time, I am sorry to say, was devoted to novels…”

U.S. Grant

Personal Memoirs (pg. 15)

For my blue book pick, I chose The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. These memoirs were written by Grant as he was dying of throat cancer, as a way for Grant to provide for his family. Grant’s memoirs primarily cover Grant’s military career and ends at the end of the Civil War. Grant describes his experiences in Mexico during the Mexican American war and of his incredible rise to four-star general during the Civil War. Continue reading

Super Late April TBR

I know that I am really very very late in posting this but thought I would post my April TBR anyway .

April TBR

  1. Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
  2. Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
  3. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
  4. Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
  5. The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

Relevant Links:

March Wrap-Up

March TBR


Links to Books:

Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields 

Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant 

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace