Everything you need to understand or teach Grant by Ron Chernow.
Grant, by Robert Chernow, is an exhaustive biography of the 18th President of the United States. Grant is perhaps better known as the commander of all Union forces at the end of the Civil War. In writing this book, Chernow argues that the common perception is overly critical. Most notably, he argues that Grant’s reputation for drinking and corruption is overstated. The book is divided into four parts, focusing respectively on Grant’s early life, Civil War service, Presidency, and later life.