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The Resource Personal Memoirs

Personal Memoirs

Label
Personal Memoirs
Title
Personal Memoirs
Statement of responsibility
Ulysses S. Grant ; with an introduction and notes by James M. McPherson
Title variation
  • Personal memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant
  • Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most unflinching studies of war in our literature." --William McFeeley Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant's is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood to his heroics in battle to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically "rescued" him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man, told with great courage as he reflects on the fortunes that shaped his life and his character. Written under excruciating circumstances (as Grant was dying of throat cancer), encouraged and edited from its very inception by Mark Twain, it is a triumph of the art of autobiography. The books in the Modern Library War series have been chosen by series editor Caleb Carr according to the significance of their subject matter, their contribution to the field of military history, and their literary merit
Summary
The Civil War general and eighteenth president of the United States describes his education at West Point, personal life, military career, and political philosophy
Biography type
individual biography
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318528
Cataloging source
NOV
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1822-1885
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Ulysses S. Grant
Dewey number
973.82092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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McPherson, James M
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True
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
Label
Personal Memoirs
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003475
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101157176
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Personal Memoirs
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003475
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101157176
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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