Having driven through some of the South, I could place an image with some of the battle locations and I would like to see more sites some day. The publication of such a work would have been extraordinary even if it had been accomplished by a completely healthy man, much less one who was deathly ill. Grant, at a cottage in Mt. Grant decided toward the end of the war to avoid annihilating the trapped Confederate armies. They had from thirty to forty per cent.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. It did not please them. Many criticized Grant for being tremendously unprepared and Buell goes as far to credit himself for the victory, while Grant proclaims the opposite story, stating the Union win was inevitable. Much more common in older books printed on handmade papers with a high rag content than in books printed on manufactured papers made from wood pulp with a higher acidic content. Still, a magisterial work — one that you will live in, learn from and regularly go back to — really ought to have an index. The spine may show signs of wear.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. As President, Grant led Reconstruction by signing and enforcing Congressional civil rights legislation. He is accompanied by staff members Lt. Up to that time it had been the policy of our army, certainly of that portion commanded by me, to protect the property of the citizens whose territory was invaded, without regard to their sentiments, whether Union or Secession. Grant 1822-1885 was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. Following his term in office 1869-1877 , Grant spent two years touring the world with his wife Julia.
After a bloody year, Grant broke through the lines at Petersburg and then pressed on to Richmond. Army within several years after the end of the Mexican-American War. The memoir begins with Grant's service in the Mexican War, which he considere Grant started this two volume memoir in the fall of 1884 after he'd been diagnosed with terminal throat cancer. If any dying pauper was to write a cool, calm, lucidly funny memoir, it was Grant; and he must have been heartened by the 400,000 prepublication orders gathered by Mark Twain, his publisher. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Besides the facsimile reproduction of his autograph on Vol 1, there is a personal inscription with his original autograph. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. They escaped fighting, but it sometimes seems as if the rest of us will never escape the consequences. So, while I will not say it is a fault per se of the book, it is something that a modern reader has to deal with. About this Item: Dover Publications, Incorporated.
He hated the treason involved in the attack and hated the institution of slavery. It was very important that the editors allow Grant to speak his mind and allow him, unencumbered, to express what he believed. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. A lot of this description was mind-numbingly boring. My own family was half Quaker pacifist, and half recent-immigrant-in-hiding, as I interpret their absence from the 1860 census.
His military career began in earnest when he served under Zachary Taylor during the Mexican-American War 1846-48. The focus of the book is Grant's military career—his service in the Mexican—American War and the Civil War. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Grant's straightforward writing made for a compelling story. Grant would typically be characterized as a drunk with a certain brute aptitude for command. Or, would he have saved Lincoln's life and thus significantly changed the course of history? What he thought ab An interesting book that is well written but not a personal memoir in the modern sense.
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. On this latter occasion I was fifteen years of age. Reverse calf, with a distinctive suede-like texture, is occasionally used. He was surprised by a Confederate attack at the Battle of Shiloh; although he emerged victorious, the severe casualties prompted a public outcry. With the outside at war with this institution, they could not have extended their territory. Written while he was dying in an effort to provide future funds for his family, the great American Civil War general created a classic review of his life in a style that reminded me of an old John Ford western. The title of this book—The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Grant—led me to believe that he would cover his entire life, or at least all of the important parts of it, in the telling.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. The Confederates only had to keep from losing for long enough to tire out the Union and they would win. Bush, credit Grant with influencing their own writing. The most interesting parts to me was Grant's perhaps unintentional revelation of his difficulty in judging character and his relationship with Sherman. There were thousands of instances, during the rebellion, of individual, company, regimental and brigade deeds of heroism which deserve special mention and are not here alluded to. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed these works as great literature, and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Then he was diagnosed with terminal throat cancer-- all those cigars.
Because he had a keen power of observation, he also knew what their egotistical conceits were, and he was able to exploit them. I would also say that Grant is fairly honest in his assessment of things with, of course, some self serving analysis occasionally. After the war, Grant was portrayed as a ruthless leader who stopped at nothing to make sure the South was destroyed. He spends much of the book describing Sherman's efforts in a positive light. When his father decided that he wanted to send him to West Point in 1839 so that Grant could receive a free education, the 17-year-old rebelled. Not only was Grant there, so were Lee, George McClellan, P.