Ulysses S. Grant book seeks to restore his legacy

When it was finally over, when the vote totals had made it official, he strolled home from a friend’s house through the streets of the little Illinois town. His first words to his wife weren’t “Woo-hoo!” or the 19th century equivalent, but something a bit more somber: “I am afraid I am elected.”

And thus Ulysses S. Grant prepared, once again, to do his duty. He did it well, just as he had done when called on to lead Union troops to victory during the Civil War.

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