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Personal Memoirs

  • "One of the most unflinching studies of war in our literature." --William McFeeley Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant's is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 1999
  • Mark Twain had known many of the great men of the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and esteemed none more highly than Ulysses S. Grant, who was modest, sensitive, generous, honest, and superlatively intelligent. Grant's courage, both moral and physical, was a matter of record. His genius as a general assured his immortality. In 1881, Twain urged Grant...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2000
  • The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is an autobiography of American President Ulysses S. Grant, focused mainly on the general's actions during the American Civil War. Written as Grant was dying of throat cancer in 1885, the two-volume set was published by Mark Twain shortly after Grant's death. The memoirs were a financial and critical...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2010
  • ?Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant? is considered among the greatest of military memoirs. Marshalling the forces of the North in the American Civil War, he was the only general who was able to bring the South to heels. The descriptions of the great battles and his assessments of the generals, many of whom he knew intimately from the Mexican war, are...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2007
  • Completed a short time before his death in 1885, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is recognized today as one of the most significant American military memoirs of all time. In an honest and intelligent voice, the celebrated Civil War general and former President offers a detailed and intimate telling of the events of the Mexican-American...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2013
  • The celebrated remembrances of the man who led the Union to victory during the Civil War Completed just days before his death, Grant?s Personal Memoirs  is a clear and compelling account of his military career, focusing on two great conflicts: the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Lauded for its crisp and direct prose, Grant?s autobiography...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2014
  • Completed a short time before his death in 1885, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is recognized today as one of the most significant American military memoirs of all time. In an honest and intelligent voice, the celebrated Civil War general and former President offers a detailed and intimate telling of the events of the Mexican-American...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2013
  • Intelligent, deeply moving firsthand account of Civil War campaigns, considered by many the finest military memoirs ever written. Includes Grant's letters to his wife, photographs by Mathew Brady, maps, more.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • Julia Dent Grant wrote her reminiscences with the vivacity and charm she exhibited throughout her life, telling her story in the easy flow of an afternoon conversation with a close friend. Mrs. Grant was raised the pampered daughter of a Missouri planter, and she later remembered her girlhood as an idyll that she wished could have lasted. Many...

    Publisher : Southern Illinois University Press
    published : 2016
  • Among 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...

    Publisher : Start Classics
    published : 2013
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