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Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America) (Hardcover)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)While the complete writings of this pair of Civil Warriors would fill several shelves, the material contained in this two-volume boxed set offers a good selection of their letters and personal reminiscences. Though both of these men are certainly not the most inspirational figures of American history, as two of the paladins of the Union Army, however, Grant and Sherman offer firsthand insights into the waging of the war that cannot be found elsewhere. As historical documents, the significance of these papers is obvious, but the texts also score high points for the quality of the writing itself; Sherman’s reflections were hailed by Mark Twain as “a model narrative that will last as long as the language lasts.” The hub of the material, of course, focuses on the war years, but Sherman’s volume also contains memoirs of his pre-Civil War life in California, and unique to this edition is the inclusion of 175 of Grant’s personal letters. More than a reprint o (more…)

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Memoirs of the General
    Grant’s memoirs trace the unusual path of one of America’s most illustrious and successful soldiers.

    Comment by Damla | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Superb
    Well written history is a rare treat, and rarer still is a history by one who lived through it. Grant writes engagingly and humorously and with great humility for a man who…

    Comment by Wolfgang | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Thoughtful and CompassionateReferences to political memoirs often suggest that Grant’s memoirs are some of the best ever published.

    Comment by Anonymous | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Memoirs of the General
    Grant’s memoirs trace the unusual path of one of America’s most illustrious and successful soldiers.

    Comment by Damla | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    U.S. Grant in his own words…
    U.S. Grant is often said to have been a failure at everything in his life except his marriage, war, and his memoirs.

    Comment by Zuleika | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Superb
    Well written history is a rare treat, and rarer still is a history by one who lived through it. Grant writes engagingly and humorously and with great humility for a man who…

    Comment by Wolfgang | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Thoughtful and CompassionateReferences to political memoirs often suggest that Grant’s memoirs are some of the best ever published.

    Comment by Anonymous | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Masterpiece
    This book is a must-read for any Civil War or American history buff. Grant’s writing is consistently clear, elegant, beautiful.

    Comment by Tyanne | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    U.S. Grant in his own words…
    U.S. Grant is often said to have been a failure at everything in his life except his marriage, war, and his memoirs.

    Comment by Zuleika | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Review of Memoirs of US Grant
    General Grant’s use of the English language is very interesting and informative. Absolutely a pleasure to read.

    Comment by Anonymous | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Masterpiece
    This book is a must-read for any Civil War or American history buff. Grant’s writing is consistently clear, elegant, beautiful.

    Comment by Tyanne | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    A History Buff’s Wet Dream…
    This is certainly a great book, and in parts, it is a good book. Grant has a very terse, matter-of-fact style, which makes for easy reading.

    Comment by Xanthe | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    essential
    A unique chronicle of one who saved the Union. Lucid, entertaining, and expansive. A rare view of one of the most important lives in the 19C. Highly recommended

    Comment by Kevork | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    A History Buff’s Wet Dream…
    This is certainly a great book, and in parts, it is a good book. Grant has a very terse, matter-of-fact style, which makes for easy reading.

    Comment by Xanthe | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  15. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    essential
    A unique chronicle of one who saved the Union. Lucid, entertaining, and expansive. A rare view of one of the most important lives in the 19C. Highly recommended

    Comment by Kevork | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  16. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    the words of a pivotal American
    In 1885, Samuel Clemens convinced Grant, who was wallowing in debt from a failed business deal and seeing a doctor for a chronic sore throat, to write his memoirs.

    Comment by Graco Baby Gear | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  17. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding narrative. Terrible maps.
    Encompassing Grant’s entry into West Point, his participation in the war with Mexico, and the surrender of General R.E.

    Comment by Anonymous | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  18. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    the words of a pivotal American
    In 1885, Samuel Clemens convinced Grant, who was wallowing in debt from a failed business deal and seeing a doctor for a chronic sore throat, to write his memoirs.

    Comment by Graco Baby Gear | 13/04/2009 | Reply

  19. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding narrative. Terrible maps.
    Encompassing Grant’s entry into West Point, his participation in the war with Mexico, and the surrender of General R.E.

    Comment by Anonymous | 13/04/2009 | Reply


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