Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant
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Ulysses S. Grant (1822 – 1885) was the most famous Union general of the Civil War and later became president of the United States. Upon learning that he had terminal cancer in the 1880’s, Grant decided to write his personal memoirs to help provide for his family when he was gone. Mark Twain published the memoirs which sold very well, and provided Grant’s family with almost $500,000.

Grant’s memoirs is considered to be the best of the Civil War and one of the best personal memoirs ever written. The memoirs give a comprehensive description of the actions of both sides of the fighting.

This version of Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant includes a table of contents and the original illustrations from the book.

 

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Ulysses S. Grant was the commander-in-chief of the Union forces during the climactic late years of the Civil War and later served as the 18th President of the United States. He died in 1885. His remains currently reside in Grant's Tomb in New York City.Brian M. Thomsen is the editor of Shadows of Blue and Gray-the Civil War Writings of Ambrose Pierce, Alternate Gettysburgs, The American Fantasy Tradition, and The Man in the Arena: Selected Writings of Theodore Roosevelt. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published September 29, 2012 by Acheron Press. 874 pages
Genres: History, War, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Suite 101

This very personal book covers the early history of Grant’s family, his West Point years, his experiences during the Mexican War and takes us right through to the end of the Civil War, with his meeting General Robert E.

Feb 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Personal Memoirs of U.S. Gran...

HistoryNet

Within a year, Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant had made publishing history, becoming one ofthe best-selling books of all time.

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