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Generally regarded as the greatest military memoirs ever written, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant offer invaluable insights into the political and battlefield conduct of the Civil War. Grant rose from modest circumstances and a failed business career to become Lincoln's indispensable general. On behalf of the Union he prosecuted the war tenaciously and often with audacity; but he had a respect for his opponents, as Americans, that he showed in the large-heartedness of his actions in the war's final days,...
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The Closing Rounds of the Civil War

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Overview

Generally regarded as the greatest military memoirs ever written, the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant offer invaluable insights into the political and battlefield conduct of the Civil War. Grant rose from modest circumstances and a failed business career to become Lincoln's indispensable general. On behalf of the Union he prosecuted the war tenaciously and often with audacity; but he had a respect for his opponents, as Americans, that he showed in the large-heartedness of his actions in the war's final days, as chronicled in this excerpt from his Memoirs.
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  • BN ID: 2940013491786
  • Publisher: Now and Then Reader LLC
  • Publication date: 11/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 520,593
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) commanded the Union army during the Civil War and later served as 18th president of the United States (1869–1877). Enormously popular in the North after the Union victory, he was elected to the presidency in 1868 and reelected in 1872. As president he led Reconstruction by signing and enforcing civil rights laws and fighting Ku Klux Klan violence. He helped rebuild the Republican party in the South, resulting in the election of African Americans to Congress and state governments for the first time. Despite these civil rights accomplishments, Grant's presidency was marred by economic turmoil and multiple scandals. He left office at the low point of his popularity and embarked on a two-year world tour that was received favorably with many royal receptions. In 1880 he made an unsuccessful bid for a third presidential term. In 1884, broke and dying of cancer, he wrote his memoirs.

David Hardin’s most recent book is After the War, in which he considers the lives and images of major Civil War figures after the shooting stopped. Mr. Hardin is a veteran newspaperman who grew up on the battlefield of Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a writer and editor at newspapers across the South, including those in Nashville, Raleigh, Savannah, Miami, Tampa, Jackson, and Huntsville,, Alabama. Among his national journalism awards is a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in the Huntsville area.
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