Historian Ron Chernow’s latest book adds to the recent effort by several authors to correct what used to be conventional wisdom about General Ulysses S. Grant: namely that, according to The New York Times review, “…he was an inspired commander, an adequate president, a dull companion and a roaring drunk.”
The Jefferson County League of Women Voters Nonfiction Book Club’s September selection may require some effort. But, at nearly 1,000 pages, the tale reinforces the fact that Grant was an “inspired” commander, despite what some considered his failings.
Two meetings to discuss the book will be held: Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m., at Brookdale Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood, and Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Lakewood Public Library, 10200 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood. Everyone is welcome at either meeting.
For more information, call Lynne at 303-985-5128.