Title: Grant Comes East (A Novel Of The Civil War)
Author: Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen
First published: June 1st 2004
Finished reading: July 28th 2013
Pages: 404

This book is the second out of three books about the US Civil War. The story is a direct sequal of the first, so it’s a tad confusing for those (like me) who haven’t read the first book Gettysburg. In Grant Comes East we follow Ulysses Grant on his quest trying to make an end to the Civil War. The South with General Lee is standing strong and planning to invade Washington D.C. with the help of the Army of Northern Virginia. Meanwhile, Lincoln is trying to save the nation by naming Grant general of the Northern army. Not everybody agrees with Lincoln’s choice, and Dan Sickles is trying to sabotage the plans Grant makes in order to get his own chance of glory. An interesting piece of historical fiction. A bit slow, but Gingrich and Forstchen were able to make the battlefront and other scenes come alive through the eyes of soldiers and other little known characters. This one might interest you if you like to read books about the US Civil War…