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    DescriptionAmong the autobiographies of generals and presidents, the Personal Memoirs of U.U. Grant ranks with the greatest. It is even more impressive in light of the circumstances in which it was created: Faced with terminal cancer, virtual bankruptcy, and a family he would leave without means of support, he took the advice of his publisher, mark Twain, and went to work. He completed the manuscript in eleven months-and died a week later, on July 23, 1885. Frank and unpretentious, Grant's memoirs tell the story of his boyhood in Ohio, his graduation from West Point, and the military campaigns in the West and Mexico that ended with his disgraceful resignation and a return to Illinois, where he ran the family store. Soon, however, began the rebellion that broke the Union and recast Grant's fortune, transforming him into the leader of the victorious Union armies in the War Between the States and giving him the perspective to describe intimately the capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, the bloody Wilderness campaign, and Appomattox. Here is Grant the tactician, the alcoholic, the plain and tough professional soldier, the ideal commander-but most of all here is Grant the writer as he assesses himself and the events that forged his character, as well as that of the nation.


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    Title
    Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ulysses S. Grant, By (author) E. B. Long, Introduction by William S. McFeely
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 648
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 694 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306810619
    ISBN 10: 0306810611
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    LC classification: JA
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    DC21: 973.82092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
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    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHK
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    9 maps
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    04 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA