Book Hour: Crucible of Command – Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee – The War They Fought, The Peace They Forged

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Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee have become iconic figures in history for, perhaps, all the wrong reasons. Grant was a brilliant administrator and man of action while Lee could not delegate well and he did not control his commanders well. However, both had an extraordinary sense of duty. Grant’s duty was to the United States and Lee’s duty was to Virginia and his idea of God. Grant mobilized and won with the united efforts of the north while Lee struggled to maintain strength with the states’ rights confederacy fragmented over multiple issues. The book is a fascinating biography of these two men, the Civil War, and leadership styles. Listen to the author present his work.

Guest: William C. Davis
Learn more at: DeCapo Press

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.