Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. GrantPresident Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. His two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, have never gone out of print and were once as ubiquitous in American households as the Bible. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed these works as great literature, and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both credit Grant with influencing their own writing. Yet a judiciously annotated clarifying edition of these memoirs has never been produced until now.
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is the first comprehensively annotated edition of Grants memoirs, fully representing the great military leaders thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War and his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making. An introduction contextualizes Grants life and significance, and lucid editorial commentary allows the presidents voice and narrative to shine through. With annotations compiled by the editors of the Ulysses S. Grant Associations Presidential Library, this definitive edition enriches our understanding of the antebellum era, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. Grant provides insight into how rigorously these events tested Americas democratic institutions and the cohesion of its social order.
The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant preserves and extends a work of profound political, historical, and literary significance and serves as the gateway for modern readers of all backgrounds to an American classic.
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.
Hard Cover. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, Two volumes. First edition, first printing.
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Written as Grant was dying of cancer in , the two-volume set was published by Charles L. This is one of three states for the original first edition, at once the most common and the most sought after by collectors. Ten thousand agents canvassed the North, following a script Twain had devised; many were themselves veterans who dressed in their old uniforms. Each copy contained what looked like a handwritten note from Grant himself—a note that vexes booksellers to this day. Grant, U. Langston Hughes Shakespeare in Harlem, 1st edition, signed and inscribed. By the time Hughes produced Shakespeare in Harlem, in , he had already made a name for himself as a poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer and more.
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Published by Charles L. Seller Rating:. About this Item: Charles L. Rare publisher's deluxe binding of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in original deluxe full morocco, covers ruled and paneled in blind with blind-stamped central motifs of Grant, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps.