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Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year

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Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin.

As Grant continued his work, suffering increasing pain, the American public became aware of this race between Grants writing and his fatal illness. Twenty years after his respectful and magnanimous demeanor toward Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, people in both the North and the South came to know Grant as the brave, honest man he was, now using his famous determination in this final effort. Grant finished Memoirs just four days before he died in July 1885.

Published after his death by his friend Mark Twain, Grants Memoirs became an instant bestseller, restoring his familys financial health and, more importantly, helping to cure the nation of bitter discord. More than any other American before or since, Grant, in his last year, was able to heal this—the countrys greatest wound.

Synopsis:

In a masterful narrative, a prominent historian brings to life the last year of General Grants life—a tragic, poignant, and inspiring story

About the Author

Charles Bracelen Flood is the author of twelve previous books, including the bestselling Lee: The Last Years and Grant and Sherman, which Salon.com named one of the “Top 12 Civil War Books Ever Written.” He lives in Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306821516
Author:
Flood, Charles Bracelen
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Flood, Charles Bracelen
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
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Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of b/w photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » US History » 1860 to 1920
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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