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The personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant : the complete annotated edition / edited by John F. Marszalek with David S. Nolen and Louie P. Gallo.

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Madison Main Library BIO GRANT MAR (Text) 30229101090206 Adult Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780674976290
  • Physical Description: 784 pages ; 24 cm
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  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. His two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, have never gone out of print and were once as ubiquitous in American households as the Bible. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed these works as great literature, and presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both credit Grant with influencing their own writing. Yet a judiciously annotated clarifying edition of these memoirs has never been produced until now. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is the first comprehensively annotated edition of Grant's memoirs, fully representing the great military leader's thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War and his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making. An introduction contextualizes Grant's life and significance, and lucid editorial commentary allows the president's voice and narrative to shine through. Compiled by the editors in the Ulysses S. Grant Association's Presidential Library, these selections enrich our understanding of the antebellum era, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. Grant provides insight into how rigorously these events tested America's democratic institutions and the cohesion of its social order. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant preserves and extends a work of profound political, historical, and literary significance and serves as the gateway for modern readers of all backgrounds to an American classic.--
Subject: Mexican War, 1846-1848 Personal narratives
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns
United States. Army Biography
Presidents United States Biography
Generals United States Biography
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
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