Personal Memoirs of U S Grant. Condition: TWO Volumes rebound soft texture green cloth with gilt lettering and new acid-free end papers and pastedowns/ NO interior names, writings nor bookplate NO tears, NOT split, NOT spotted. Details:First edition of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps. After an ineffectual term as president, ruined by bankruptcy and dying of throat cancer, Grant agreed to publish his memoirs to provide a measure of economic security for his family. Mark Twain agreed to serve as the publisher.
Struggling to dictate his notes to a stenographer, Grant finished his memoirs shortly before his death in the summer of 1885. "It seemed to Twain, sitting quietly near him in his bedroom at Sixtieth Street, that Grant had fully regained the stature of a hero" (Kaplan, 273). No Union list of personal narratives could possibly begin without the story of the victorious general. A truly remarkable work (New York Times).
"Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492). This will be a valued addition to any library of seriouse thought. Very few volumes remain especially in this condition. Your chance for a fine memoir of the Civil War era.The item "Book Civil War Army Battle President General Grant Union Lee Memoirs Union CSA" is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2009. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Books". The seller is "shopbags" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States.