Synopses & Reviews
This new edition of two of the greatest works to chronicle the Civil War provides the unique perspective of that great conflict as it appeared to its greatest generals. It is illustrated with over 400 drawings and photographs drawn from historically contemporary sources. The illustrated abridgement of the Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is contained in this work. Fast-paced, colorful, lucid and laced with flashes of humor, it provides the most authoritative of all contemporary accounts. All the topics that are not covered in the excerpts are summarized by the editor. Historians have always lamented the fact that Lee, who died only five years after his surrender to Grant, was never able to write his personal memoir of his role in the Civil War. The most detailed and revealing view of this great general in action is by General Armistead L. Long in his classic Memoirs of Robert E. Lee. The edition of Long's Memoirs contained in this work is a shortened version of the original. Peripheral matter has been summarized and full texts of official correspondence and extended quotations by other writers have been deleted. What remains is vivid first-hand portraits of Lee just as the author set it down over a century ago.
This edition comprises two of the greatest works chronicling the Civil War, the abridgement of the Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant and General Armistead L. Long's classic, Memoirs of Robert E. Lee. Illustrated with over 400 drawings and photographs from historically contemporary sources, this work provides the perspectives of that great conflict's greatest generals. The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is fast-paced, colorful, lucid, and laced with flashes of humor, while the shortened version of Memoirs of Robert E. Lee is the most detailed view of Lee in action -- he died before writing his own memoirs. It's a vivid first-hand portrait of Lee just as the author set it down over a century ago.