Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

By Ulysses S. Grant

20 years after Appomattox, plagued by melanoma and facing financial break, Ulysses S. furnish wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s destiny. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general received himself a different position in American letters. His character, intelligence, feel of goal, and easy compassion are glaring all through this bright and deeply relocating account, which has been acclaimed by way of readers as diversified asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and whole with specific maps, conflict plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the unique version, this volume offers an exceptional vantage at the such a lot bad, moving, and inexhaustibly interesting occasion in American history. included are 174 letters, lots of them to his spouse, Julia, which provide an intimate view in their affectionate and enduring marriage.

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