Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Volume 1

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C. L. Webster, 1892 - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1230 pages
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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

5497. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, by Ulysses S. Grant (read 4 Sep 2017) I have intended to read this work for over 20 years and finally have done so. It is full of interesting material, including ... Read full review

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User Review  - texasstorm - LibraryThing

There are several sections that are great, such as the account of Grant's meeting Lee at Appomattox. I also like Grant's assessment of the USA's motives in the war with Mexico. Unfortunately, personal ... Read full review

Contents

I
17
II
32
III
45
IV
61
V
74
VI
84
VII
92
VIII
107
XXII
282
XXIII
294
XXIV
316
XXV
330
XXVI
353
XXVII
371
XXVIII
385
XXIX
404

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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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