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Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

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Publisher Comments:

Among the autobiographies of generals and statesmen, the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant ranks with the greatest. Mark Twain called it ”the best of any generals since Caesar.” And few historians would disagree. Unquestionably, it is the finest literary achievement by any American president, the frankest, least pretentious, most nearly tragic account we have of the failings and triumphs of leadership.Written as Grant was dying of cancer, it tells the straightforward story of his boyhood in Ohio, graduation from West Point, and the grimy military campaigns in the West and Mexico that ended with his resignation in disgrace and a return to Galena where he ran the family store. Then began the rebellion that broke the Union and recast Grants fortune: the capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Appomattox, Five Forks, Sailors Creek, Vicksburg and Lookout Mountain, the bloody Wilderness campaign, Shermans ”March to the Sea,”. Grant the tactician, the victim of his friends, the alcoholic, the plain and tough professional soldier, the ideal commander—all of these images are brightened in the work of Grant the writer as he assesses himself and the events that forged his character.

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"Among the autobiographies of generals and statesmen, the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant ranks with the greatest. Mark Twain called it ”the best of any generals since Caesar.” And few historians would"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306801723
Author:
McFeely, William S.
Author:
Long, E. B. Beverette Be
Author:
Long, E. B.
Author:
Grant, Ulysses S.
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Civil war, 1861-1865
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Grant, ulysses s. (ulysses simpson), 1822-188
Subject:
Grant, ulysses simpson, pres. u. s., 1822-188
Subject:
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
19820821
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
648
Dimensions:
8.17x5.33x1.62 in. 1.55 lbs.

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