Grant Speaks

By Ev Ehrlich (Electronic Book, 2001)
The dying Ulysses S. Grant confesses in these pages a staggering secret: he is an impostor, a fake, a phony.

As the novel follows Grant to West Point and into the Mexican War, through grinding poverty and failure that would break another man, andthen to Vicksburg, Appomattox, and the White House, Grant wrestles withnot only the searing issues of his time, but the questions of fate anddestiny that lie at the heart of any great novel.

In "Grant Speaks," Ev Ehrlich takes history apart and reassemblesit, superimposing his outrageous premise over meticulously chronicledevents. Here is Grant, his mad blood brother Sherman, and all the othergreat figures of Grant's time, from Lincoln ("ugly enough to tax amother's love") to Lee ("that sanctimonious momma's boy... I knew Icould take him") to Custer ("a little, foppish, yellow dog... he gotwhat was coming to him") to Scott, McClellan, Halleck, Garfield, and ahost of others, each shown no mercy.

Grant's tell-all is at once hilarious and deeply affecting, an inspiredmixture of fact and fiction that makes a powerful statement about what"greatness" is... and fills in the blanks of history wi

The dying Ulysses S. Grant confesses in these pages a staggering secret: he is an impostor, a fake, a phony.

As the novel follows Grant to West Point and into the Mexican War, through grinding poverty and failure that would break another man, andthen to Vicksburg, Appomattox, and the White House, Grant wrestles withnot only the searing issues of his time, but the questions of fate anddestiny that lie at the heart of any great novel.

In "Grant Speaks," Ev Ehrlich takes history apart and reassemblesit, superimposing his outrageous premise over meticulously chronicledevents. Here is Grant, his mad blood brother Sherman, and all the othergreat figures of Grant's time, from Lincoln ("ugly enough to tax amother's love") to Lee ("that sanctimonious momma's boy... I knew Icould take him") to Custer ("a little, foppish, yellow dog... he gotwhat was coming to him") to Scott, McClellan, Halleck, Garfield, and ahost of others, each shown no mercy.

Grant's tell-all is at once hilarious and deeply affecting, an inspiredmixture of fact and fiction that makes a powerful statement about what"greatness" is... and fills in the blanks of history wi

Product Details

Grant Speaks
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $11.99 US/$11.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759543324
  • On Sale Date: 05/01/2001
Grant Speaks

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