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|I have recently read Edward G Longacre's biography of Grant which talks a lot of the authors conviction that Grant was an alcoholic and cites many incidents during the war when he was reported to be under the influence. Myself I am not sure whether he was alcoholic or if he just enjoyed a good drink now and then as many of us indeed do. I have not read much about Grants Presidency ( any good book suggestions? ) and my question is this, are there many, or any, references to Grant being drunk in charge of the country? Surely if he was an alcoholic his cravings must have shown through sometime during his 8 year tenure, it is not something easily hidden.