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The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 1   By: (1822-1885)

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This memoir provides a fascinating insight into the life and experiences of General Ulysses S. Grant. Through his vivid and detailed recollections, readers are given a firsthand account of Grant's military campaigns during the Civil War and his rise to becoming a prominent figure in American history.

Grant's writing style is straightforward and unembellished, reflecting his no-nonsense approach to both warfare and storytelling. He conveys the challenges and triumphs of his military career with clarity and honesty, allowing readers to fully appreciate the complexities of the Civil War and the personal struggles he faced along the way.

Overall, The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 1 is a compelling and informative read for history buffs and fans of military memoirs alike. Grant's unique perspective and engaging narrative make this a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about one of America's most iconic figures.

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by U. S. Grant


"Man proposes and God disposes." There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice.

Although frequently urged by friends to write my memoirs I had determined never to do so, nor to write anything for publication. At the age of nearly sixty two I received an injury from a fall, which confined me closely to the house while it did not apparently affect my general health. This made study a pleasant pastime. Shortly after, the rascality of a business partner developed itself by the announcement of a failure. This was followed soon after by universal depression of all securities, which seemed to threaten the extinction of a good part of the income still retained, and for which I am indebted to the kindly act of friends. At this juncture the editor of the Century Magazine asked me to write a few articles for him. I consented for the money it gave me; for at that moment I was living upon borrowed money. The work I found congenial, and I determined to continue it. The event is an important one for me, for good or evil; I hope for the former.

In preparing these volumes for the public, I have entered upon the task with the sincere desire to avoid doing injustice to any one, whether on the National or Confederate side, other than the unavoidable injustice of not making mention often where special mention is due... Continue reading book >>

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