Memoirs and Selected Letters: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected Letters 1839-1865

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Library of America, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 1199 pages
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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.
 

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While the complete writings of this pair of Civil Warriors would fill several shelves, the material contained in this two-volume boxed set offers a good selection of their letters and personal ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter II
28
CORPUS CHRISTIMEXICAN SMUGGLING
46
Chapter VI
60
Chapter XV
135
Chapter XVII
152
Chapter XIX
168
Chapter XXVI
248
Chapter XXVIII
270
VOLUME II
401
Chapter XLII
422
Chapter XLIV
443
Chapter LI
534
Chapter LIII
552
Chapter LV
579
Chapter LXII
671
Chapter LXIII
685

Chapter XXX
283
Chapter XXXVIII
368
Chapter XXXIX
384
Personal Memoirs of U S Grant Vol II
393
Chapter LXV
707
Notes to the Doctor
1109
Note on the Texts
1162
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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.

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