Amazon's Best Books of October

If you didn't already know, Amazon's Omnivoracious Blog is a great site for book and publishing news. 

Every month, Amazon Editors pick the best books of the month, and on Monday, they released their picks for the Best Books of October. This month's selections, as always, are a wide variety of topics and genres. 

I'm especially intrigued by American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant, for obvious reasons. In addition to being interested in the Civil War by virtue of growing up in Springfield IL, Grant has always had a possible connection to my family. Anyway, it may come in handy for whenever I decide to read a biography of each US President...