The annotated memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

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With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grants Memoirs yet published. 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.
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subject_facetGenerals -- United States -- Biography
Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States. -- Army -- Biography
title_displayThe annotated memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
title_fullThe Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
The annotated memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant / edited with an introduction by Elizabeth D. Samet
title_shortThe annotated memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Campaigns
Generals
Grant, Ulysses S
History
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Military
Nonfiction
Presidents