The anniversary of Grant's memoirs

A decent review of memoirs is hard to write.

The most important controversies in a life have to be presented in a compact space that recapitulates events, personalities, and incidents contrary to the memoirist's account, doing rough justice to historic truth.

The more controversy encompassed in a life, the harder the reviewer's task.

This flaccid, relaxed review of Grant's autobiography reminded of all that.