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Grant, Ulysses S
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant [Grant's Memoirs]
Charles L. Webster & Company. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete), octavo size, Volume I published in 1885 with 584 pp., Volume II published in 1886 with 647 pp. Very good +. Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) is arguably one of the most important generals in U.S. history, at times referred to as "the man who saved the Union" for both his military leadership and his subsequent service as the 18th President of the United States. Some believe that Mark Twain assisted Grant in the final days of writing these memoirs shortly before his death in 1885, others say they are "pure Grant" and Twain only assisted in the publication. Either way, these memoirs are a critical part of understanding Ulysses S. Grant from the time of his earliest military service during the Mexican War, his subsequent military service including his time on the West Coast and in California, up through the end of the Civil War. Mentioned in Mullins & Reed, 12, which states "Bruce Catton places Grant's Memoirs on the top of his list of Civil War classics...Ralph Newman states: 'No Union list of personal narratives could possibly begin without the story of the victorious general.' " Sold by traveling salesmen who visited houses to take orders, there were four bindings available: this the most common (being the most affordable at the time) bound in green cloth, the other options were half-leather, full sheepskin, and full morocco. ___DESCRIPTION: Green cloth boards with facsimile in gilt of the gold medal awarded to Grant in 1863 (to celebrate his victories in the Vicksburg campaign, which gave the Union … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books (laurellebks) [Walnut Creek, California, US]
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