Memoirs and Selected Letters
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Memoirs and Selected Letters

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1199 pages
  • 129.54 x 205.74 x 38.1mm | 544.31g
  • The Library of America
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • Illustrations, maps,port.
  • 0940450585
  • 9780940450585
  • 947,888

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