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The annotated memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant / edited with an Introduction by Elizabeth D. Samet.

Author/Creator:
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885, author.
Publication:
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
lxxiv, 1068 pages: illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Standardized Title:
Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Subjects:
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives.
Generals.
Military campaigns.
Presidents.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
United States. Army -- Biography.
United States. Army.
American Civil War (1861-1865).
Mexican War (1846-1848).
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
History.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Nonfiction.
Autobiographies.
Summary:
One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grants landmark memoir, and expands the Civil War backdrop against which this monumental American life is typically read. No previous edition combines such a sweep of historical and cultural contexts with the literary authority that Samet, an English professor obsessed with Grant for decades, brings to the table.Whether exploring novels Grant read at West Point or presenting majestic images culled from archives, Samet curates a richly annotated, highly collectible edition that will fascinate Civil War buffs. The edition also breaks new ground in its attack on the "Lost Cause" revisionism that still distorts our national conversation about the legacy of the Civil War. Never has Grants transformation from tanners son to military leader been more insightfully and passionately explained than in this timely edition, appearing on the 150th anniversary of Grants 1868 presidential election.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Samet, Elizabeth D., editor, writer of introduction.
ISBN:
9781631492440
1631492446
OCLC:
1021802695
Publisher Number:
99979121606