Faced with cancer and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president, Ulysses S.
Grant wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future.
In doing so he won himself a unique place in American letters. Acclaimed by writers as diverse as Mark Twain and Gertrude Stein, Grant's memoirs demonstrate the intelligence, intense determination, and laconic modesty that made him the Union's foremost commander.
PERSONAL MEMOIRS is devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier.
For their directness and clarity, his writings on war are without rival in American Literature.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 704 pages, 48 pp b&w illustrations & maps
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/06/1999
- Category: Autobiography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780140437010
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Review by usnmm2
Mark Twain paid Grant to write this as he was dying of cancer. Infact he finished it a short time before he died. A fascinatinglook at his life and career. A must for any student of military history.