A dual biography of two iconic leaders: how they fought a
bloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed our
They met in person only four times, yet these two men
determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast competing styles for the
reunited nation. Each the subject of innumerable biographies, Generals Ulysses
S. Grant and Robert E. Lee have never before been paired as they are here.
Exploring their personalities, their character, and their
ethical, moral, political, and military worlds, William C. Davis finds
surprising similarities between the two men as well as new perspectives on how
their lives prepared them for the war they fought and influenced how they
fought it. Davis reveals Lee’s sense of failure before the war, Grant’s
optimism during disaster, and the sophisticated social and political instincts
that each had when waging a war between democracies. Download and start listening now!