Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs And Selected Letters (loa #50): Library Of America #50 by Ulysses S. GrantUlysses S. Grant: Memoirs And Selected Letters (loa #50): Library Of America #50 by Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs And Selected Letters (loa #50): Library Of America #50

byUlysses S. GrantEditorMary D. McFeely, William S. Mcfeely

Hardcover | October 1, 1990

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Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
McFeely has written the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant, as well as other important works of history. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
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Title:Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs And Selected Letters (loa #50): Library Of America #50Format:HardcoverDimensions:1199 pages, 8.2 × 5.2 × 1.5 inPublished:October 1, 1990Publisher:Library of America

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ISBN - 10:0940450585

ISBN - 13:9780940450585

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In strong, clear prose, Grant tells of his education in war. His boyhood, West Point, and the war with Mexico make up the first part of his story, ending with his resignation from the army and his return to Missouri to sell firewood on city streets