Fri. Jan 18th, 2019

12 Must-Read Books About U.S. Grant

#11 Another Book About Running: Random Thoughts, Stories and Advice From a Slightly Better Than Average Runner… by Ryan Regnier


Description of the book:

Although this is just Another Book About Running, it’s unique in that it’s from the viewpoint of a slightly better than average runner. You will learn what it took the author to run a 2:40 Marathon and win a 45-mile UltraMarathon. In addition, you will hear humorous stories of training and racing, as well as be presented with the unique perspective of his wife. You will quickly discover that this is Not just another book about running, as it is packed full of useful tips and advice to further your own running career.

#12 The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant


Description of the book:

With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grant’s Memoirs yet published.One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grant’s landmark memoir, and expands the Civil War backdrop against which this monumental American life is typically read. No previous edition combines such a sweep of historical and cultural contexts with the literary authority that Samet, an English professor obsessed with Grant for decades, brings to the table.Whether exploring novels Grant read at West Point or presenting majestic images culled from archives, Samet curates a richly annotated, highly collectible edition that will fascinate Civil War buffs. The edition also breaks new ground in its attack on the “Lost Cause” revisionism that still distorts our national conversation about the legacy of the Civil War. Never has Grant’s transformation from tanner’s son to military leader been more insightfully and passionately explained than in this timely edition, appearing on the 150th anniversary of Grant’s 1868 presidential election.