Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
E-Mail: bergen.anthony@gmail.com
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I ended up with a bit of spare money in a book scholarship and was very excited to pick up a copy of "The Man Who Saved the Union". I've been itching to read it ever since your review! So this is a thank you for always keeping me updated with potential new reading material. It is much appreciated.
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

Awesome, I’m glad to hear that!  I’m fortunate enough to get a ton of great books to review for AND Magazine, so I love being able to share my thoughts and make recommendations for my fellow history fans. 

Everyone is welcome to connect with me on Goodreads, as well.  Since I don’t always have the time to write a full-scale review on all of the books that I read, I’m going to try to remember to at least use Goodreads to post a short review (or a star rating at the very least!).  I’m training myself to go to Goodreads daily so that I am consistent about it, but you’ll have to be patient with me because, as anyone who follows me on Facebook and (especially) Twitter knows, I tend to go through phases.

You made a solid choice with The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace (BOOKKINDLE).  I think it was one of the best books of the year, and that’s no surprise since H.W. Brands always delivers.  I wouldn’t hesitate to say that it’s the best book written about Grant other than the one that General Grant wrote about himself.

So, I got a Goodreads account and I’m figuring out how to best utilize it.  I’ll post the same reviews that I post on Dead Presidents and publish in AND Magazine, but I also think that Goodreads will give me a chance to list some books that I previously read but didn’t get the chance to give the whole treatment of an in-depth review to.  Goodreads will give me a chance to give a short synopsis of my thoughts on these older/previously-read books and it might be fun and help answer some questions that people have about books that haven’t been reviewed on DP or AND.  I’ll probably work on adding some books to my Goodreads account tonight.  Come be my friend!