General Ulysses S. Grant was a brilliant military strategist; his victory at Vicksburg, which changed the course of the war, won him the admiration of the North and Abraham Lincoln. He was also the one who took Lee's surrender at Appomattox, and the author of its generous terms for peace. However, as president, his term was rocked by scandal and economic depression. This film reappraises Grant's career from pre-Civil War days as a solider to his last hours when he raced to finish his war memoirs. An interview with the producers and a discussion with experts are included as special features. 220 minutes. Not rated in US. Color & Black and White. DVD.