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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 8:31 p.m. PST

"How much do you know about Ulysses S. Grant? According to HISTORY's three-part miniseries Grant, probably not much — the show's trailer describes Grant as a "forgotten" figure in American history, despite the fact that he commanded the Union army in the Civil War and served as America's 18th president.

The Leonardo DiCaprio-produced miniseries goes on to imply that, if you do happen to know something about Grant, it's probably that he was a drunkard, a "butcher" with no concern for human life, or a corrupt president. But Grant argues that the real Ulysses S. Grant was nothing like this popular image of him; instead, Grant was a doggedly determined hero with a rags-to-riches story that is the very personification of the American dream.

For the most part, Grant is a highly accurate show, relying heavily on the testimony of expert historians. But even so, the show gets some details wrong in its attempt to cram Ulysses S. Grant's entire life into three movie-length episodes. Even worse, in an effort to counteract the popular narrative of Grant as a corrupt drunkard, the show instead paints Grant as an all-around hero — ignoring some of the darker moments in the president's complex life…"
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Garde de Paris27 Sep 2020 8:38 a.m. PST

Before anyone reads this link, note that this should read the "Mini-series Grant lied to you," not the General.


donlowry28 Sep 2020 10:13 a.m. PST

Or at least "Grant" lied to you.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 3:27 p.m. PST



Trajanus02 Oct 2020 8:31 a.m. PST

Grant never lied to me. Never met the man!

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