Easy answer. Ulysses S. Grant. Every poll done by laypeople (as opposed to historians) has Grant near the bottom because of the fact that they perceive him a hopelessly corrupt and ineffective and think he was nothing more than a drunk. Historians, particularly modern historians, however mark him much higher. In this case, the modern professionals ar... (more) I have been meaning to write down some impressions about some books I have recently read but, as usual, haven't gotten around to it.
So, without further ado, book reviews. ... (more)