Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee–The War They Fought, The Peace They Forged

Crucible of Command


I received a prerelease e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date January 2, 2014) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.).

I requested this book as I have an interest in American History . This is the first book by William C. Davis that I have read.

The author took an interesting tact is developing a dual biography of Grant and Lee alternating back and forth between the two from childhood until death. A significant part of the book deals with the civil war years with the prewar and postwar years getting a much lighter treatment.

The book is an interesting and fairly easy read, but it does not engross the reader like other historical biographies that I have read. Due to the approach used in the book neither of the two subjects receives the indepth treatment that many of their solo biographies impart.

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading about Grant, Lee and the civil war, but not in depth on any of the three subjects.


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