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    Ulysses Simpson Grant(Author)

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Intelligent, deeply moving firsthand account of Civil War military campaigns by former U.S. President and key figure in the Union's victory. Perhaps the finest military memoir ever written, the volume offers an incomparable vantage point on that conflict. Includes Grant's letters to his wife, photographs by Mathew Brady, maps, and more.

"The best [memoirs] of any general's since Caesar." --Mark Twain "A unique expression of the national character....[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself...on edge toknow how the Civil War is coming out." --Edmund Wilson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 528 pages
  • Ulysses Simpson Grant(Author)
  • Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (28 Mar. 2003)
  • English
  • 10
  • Biography

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  • By alan denholm on 16 September 2017

    You have to read Grants memoir if you are interested in the civil war. General Sherman said the thing about Grant that made him great was "he did not scare worth a damn". Having read this I would have to agree, nothing seems to phase Grant , even when things are looking bad such as Sherman's stalled attack at Missionary Ridge , or after the first day at Shiloh or Gordon's flanking attack at Wilderness or North Anna ,he just has this amazing attitude , we'll sort it not a problem , he has amazing faith in him self and his men.

  • By Vynor Hill on 14 July 2013

    Fascinating book. Grant was not only a good general he was perceptive and could write well, too. I would have liked to have had another few chapters about his exploits as President. Perhaps he would have written more if he had been allowed to live longer. It is typical of the man that he struggled on and finished the book even though he knew he was near death. I was amused at the way troops on both sides spent so much time ripping up and repairing each other's railway systems - almost light relief to the carnage elsewhere.

  • By AndreC on 31 October 2013

    This would be of interest to students of American history in general, and the Civil War in particular. It is quite readable, if a little bit rambling at times,, and gives a certain insight into the US Army at the time of the Mexican War. It is interesting how many officers Grant met during that conflict who were later to play a leading role in the Civil War.Also gives insight into the man himself.

  • By Alexander McKay on 25 July 2015

    For a brilliant civil war general and later U.S. president, this is an amazingly well written, patently honest and clear account of his life. It was an outstanding success when first published and is still an easily read and fresh insight into his life and times. I enjoyed the book very much.

  • By rock maker on 6 November 2015

    Clear and concise. The best book I've read about the Civil War. I found it amazing that he doesn't mention his drinking, other commentators and contemporaries make much of it. The written orders he sent out at key battles, are reproduced in this book. It's a remarkable piece of military history.

  • By Kindle Customer on 3 May 2013

    Fantastic auto biography of Grant`s military history presented in an easy to read form by himself. it shows that some other top officers were very weak and if they had been more go-ahead then the War would have been finished sooner with a big reduction in the loss of lives. The book is absolutely massive I have not finished it yet but not bored one bit. A good buy!

  • By Andrew Parker on 9 December 2014

    Grant is a towering and sometimes controversial figure. Here he tells the story of his rise to command of the northern armies of the civil war, giving his own judgements and justifications of his decisions. Though necessarily a biased account of the war, the book gives real insight into the broad sweep of his operations, the fall of Vicksburg, Chattanooga and beyond, the defeat of the south. A very interesting book from someone you end up really respecting.

  • By Amazon Customer WJM on 25 June 2013

    For history buffs who are interested in factual insight, this memoir is essential reading covering the American civil war. Harrowing loss of life for those on either side of the conflict. Gives a better understanding of the issues of the time, andof its outcome by one who was in a leading position in the conflict.


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