Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant
Book DescriptionAmong the autobiographies of generals and presidents, the Personal Memoirs of U.U. Grant ranks with the greatest. It is even more impressive in light of the circumstances in which it was created: Faced with terminal cancer, virtual bankruptcy, and a family he would leave without means of support, he took the advice of his publisher, mark Twain, and went to work. He completed the manuscript in eleven months-and died a week later, on July 23, 1885. Frank and unpretentious, Grant's memoirs tell the story of his boyhood in Ohio, his graduation from West Point, and the military campaigns in the West and Mexico that ended with his disgraceful resignation and a return to Illinois, where he ran the family store. Soon, however, began the rebellion that broke the Union and recast Grant's fortune, transforming him into the leader of the victorious Union armies in the War Between the States and giving him the perspective to describe intimately the capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, the bloody Wilderness campaign, and Appomattox. Here is Grant the tactician, the alcoholic, the plain and tough professional soldier, the ideal commander-but most of all here is Grant the writer as he assesses himself and the events that forged his character, as well as that of the nation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306810619
(210mm x 140mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ulysses S. Grant
Personal Memoirs, Paperback (December 2012)
After three years of fighting, President Abraham Lincoln had seen little progress in Virginia. The war was at a stalemate. Then, Lincoln summoned General Ulysses S Grant to come East. In little over a year, the armed conflict ended, the Union was preserved, and slavery was abolished. This book details how these triumphs were achieved.
Memoirs and Selected Letters, Paperback (August 1999)
In strong, clear prose, Grant tells of his education in war. His boyhood, West Point, and the war with Mexico make up the first part of his story, ending with his resignation from the army and his return to Missouri to sell firewood on city streets.
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S.Grant, Paperback (June 1999)
Faced with cancer and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president, Ulysses S Grant wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future. In doing so, he won himself a unique place in American letters. This title deals with his life as a soldier.
Personal Memoirs of U.S.Grant, Paperback (June 1995)» View all books by Ulysses S. Grant
Reprint of the 1885-86 edition (cited in BCL3 ) with a selection of Matthew Brady photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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