Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, in Two Volumes [Ulysses] [Shoulder Strap Edition]

By: Grant, Ulysses S.

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First edition. Hinges repaired by previous owner (adequately, but a bit crudely), pencil name on front flyleaf, stains to fore edge of frontispieces and margin of last few pages of volume 1. 1885 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 584; 647 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles & decorations. Engravings and maps throughout text, as well as fold-out facsimiles of the original terms of Lee's surrender (which Grant wrote himself) and of General Buckner's dispatch regarding terms of capitulation, with Grant's reply and Buckner's response surrendering Fort Donelson. The famous memoirs of the leader of the Union army during the American Civil War, including accounts of his boyhood and early career during the Mexican War. Mark Twain can be partially credited for the release of Grant's memoirs; Grant's health was ailing (he soon died of cancer), and Twain encouraged Grant to write them as a way to provide for his family after his death. The books were barely completed before Grant passed away, and were published posthumously.

Title: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, in Two Volumes [Ulysses] [Shoulder Strap Edition]

Author: Grant, Ulysses S.

Categories: American Civil War, 19th Century, Early Imprints, American Presidents, Military,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company: 1885

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2287256