PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S. GRANT Fully Illustrated Edition

PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S. GRANT Fully Illustrated Edition

by Ulysses S. Grant
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PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S. GRANT Fully Illustrated Edition by Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant's two-volume autobiography includes detailed personal writings covering his life from his earliest days through to the end of the Civil War. The truest first-person account of the war that split the nation. Especially interesting are his insights he offers describing the officers, his men and the tactics he used during the many battles. This volume, over 600 pages, offers all of the maps and drawings Grant refers to in his writings. And while Grant does not discuss his presidency, he probably was considering a third volume, but he died five days after he penned the final words here.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014278058
Publication date: 03/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 143,917
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Our 18th President Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822 and died July 23, 1885. He graduated from West Point in 1843, as a career soldier he participated in the Mexican-American War and rose in the ranks, becoming a colonel in the early months of the Civil War. In 1863, he was promoted to Lieutenant General, in charge of the entire Union Army. General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Subsequently the 46-year old Grant was elected president and took office in 1869 and served two terms. He died of throat cancer in the summer of 1885.

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PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S. GRANT Fully Illustrated Edition 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
historybuffusa More than 1 year ago
An incredible resource! You can not get a better civil war source than a first person account from General Grant himself. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, the margins in this book are set way too wide. On the nook 1e, each line contains maybe 1-2 words with margins set very wide. On the iPod touch, each line contains a single letter. I have heard that these memoirs are excellent, but would not recommend this edition unless/until the margins are fixed. I'll write to BN customer service and if the problem is fixed, I will update my review.
Skeeter21 More than 1 year ago
Extremely informative. Great resource. Now that the publisher has reformated the book (thankfully) I would highly recommend this historical treasure.