Personal Memoirs Of U. S. Grant, Volume One

Personal Memoirs Of U. S. Grant, Volume One

by Ulysses S. Grant
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Personal Memoirs Of U. S. Grant, Volume One by Ulysses S. Grant

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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ISBN-13: 9781456498801
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/30/2010
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869-77). Previously, as Commanding General of the United States Army (1864-69), Grant had worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy, in the American Civil War. As president, Grant implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship and supported unbridled industrial expansionism during the Gilded Age. Despite suffering from debilitating throat cancer, Grant worked diligently on his memoirs at his home in New York City and then from a cottage on the slopes of Mount McGregor, finishing only days before he died. Grant asked his former staff officer, Adam Badeau, to help edit his work. Grant's son Fred assisted with references and proofreading. Century magazine offered Grant a book contract with a 10 percent royalty but Grant accepted a better offer from his friend, Mark Twain, who proposed a 75 percent royalty. His memoir ends with the Civil War and does not cover the post-war years, including his presidency. The book, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, was a critical and commercial success. In the end, Julia Grant received about $450,000 in royalties. --Wikipedia

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