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4.3 out of 5 Stars
The hero of the Union is dying, Former President Ulysses S. Grant is suffering from throat cancer, and only has months to live. To make matters worse, the great man is in debt and is in danger of leaving his family with nearly nothing after a failed business and poor investment choices. A lifeline appears, Samuel Clemens, AKA Mark Twain is a great admirer of Grant and proposes a money-making opportunity for the two of them, Grant needs to write his memoirs. Grant is reluctant because he has no experience in crafting books, but his financial plight and the pushing from the great author convinces him to try. At times Grant is too sick to even sleep, but every day he works to finish his Memoirs. Mr. Flood weaves the story brilliantly into a cohesive and entertaining narrative that history nerds and casual readers alike will enjoy.