Includes Volume I & II. Written in the last year of his life as he battled throat cancer and poverty, "Personal Memoirs" was published by Mark Twain shortly after Grant's death, less than a week after he completed his work. An instant success and praised by admirers, critics, and people throughout the country, this autobiography was a critical and financial success. Grant was praised both for the clarity and succinctness of his writing, and the royalties of the book provided for his family and firmly re-established their financial stability. A model of autobiography to this day, "Personal Memoirs" is a remarkable work of literature, reflecting the man and ideal commander largely responsible for the welfare of his country throughout his life.