Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (2 Volume Set)

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9781582180052: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (2 Volume Set)
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This two Volume set is a reprint of what is commonly referred to as the "Shoulder Board " edition as published by C.L. Webster in 1885 by Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). This is in two volumes containing 584 and 647 pages respectively with an index.

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In 1862, a prominent Republican visited President Lincoln and called General Ulysses S. Grant an incompetent drunk who created unnecessary political problems. Lincoln, frustrated with all his generals but this one, famously replied: "I can't spare this man; he fights." Indeed, Lincoln had gone through a series of unheroic generals before settling on Grant to lead the Union's Army of the Potomac. Grant's success at marshaling the industrial might of the North eventually pounded the South into submission. This memoir, finished as its author was dying of throat cancer in 1885, is widely admired for its clear and straightforward prose. The volume was an enormously popular hit upon publication (by Mark Twain, no less), and today Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant ranks among the finest pieces of military autobiography ever written.

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