Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facingfinancial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his "Personal Memoirs "tosecure his family s future. in doing so, the Civil War s greatestgeneral won himself a unique place in American letters. Hischaracter, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassionare evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMarkTwain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson.Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volumeoffers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history.included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduringmarriage."
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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant - Selected Letters, 1839-1865