Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

By: Grant, Ulysses S. and Long, E.B., Ed.

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Spine uncreased, light rubbing on lower spine corner. Bookstore stamping on title page. Rest of text clean. 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 Grant's fortune: the capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Appomattox, Five Forks, Sailor's Creek, Vicksburg and Lookout Mountain, the bloody Wilderness campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea,. Grant the tactician, the victim of his friends, the alcoholic, the plain and tough professional soldier. Grant assesses himself and the events that forged his character. The text does not include his presidential years. Considered one of the world's best military memoirs.


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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 general's 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 Grant's fortune: the capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Appomattox, Five Forks, Sailor's Creek, Vicksburg and Lookout Mountain, the bloody Wilderness campaign, Sherman's "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.

Title: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Author Name: Grant, Ulysses S. and Long, E.B., Ed.

Categories: Presidents & Heads of State,

Edition: Reprint.

Publisher: NY, Da Capo Press: 1982

ISBN Number: 0306801728

ISBN Number 13: 9780306801723

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Type: Book

Seller ID: 503004407

Keywords: Military. War. Civil War. Mexican War. Army.