Why this book?
Grant gives us his own military story in his luminous Personal Memoirs. A literary masterwork, it remains the essential work on the pre-presidential Grant, the struggling civilian, and the successful general. Not to be missed is the new, heavily anointed edition prepared by historian John E. Marszalek and his team of researchers at the Ulysses S. Grant Association’s U. S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University.
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
"This fine volume leaps straight onto the roster of essential reading for anyone even vaguely interested in Grant and the Civil War. The book is deeply researched, but it introduces its scholarship with a light touch that never interferes with the reader's enjoyment of Grant's fluent narrative."-Ron Chernow, author of Grant
Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, were once as ubiquitous in American households as the Bible. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed them as great literature, and countless presidents, including Clinton and George W. Bush, credit Grant with influencing their own…