It's a great, engaging, first person narrative of important history and a great story. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. I had my staff with me, a good portion of whom were in the room during the whole of the interview. Grant is an by , the 18th , focused mainly on his military career during the and the , and completed as he was dying of cancer in 1885. The idea that thousands of wagons of food and forage and ammunition have to keep flowing as the army keeps moving is amazing.
Advance of the ArmyCrossing the ColoradoThe Rio Grande 7. Every one of his business ventures went under, and by the late 1850s he was reduced to doing clerical work for his father. He was reckoned by Cicero, again as Rome's finest declaimer and orator, an extrovert whose charisma, charm, and guile secured his political ascent well before he could claim any martial victories of note. He is able, and thoroughly honest and truthful. I thought I would find the Civil War experiences very heavy going, being a relation of battles fought and strategies made with reference to positions and local topographies I know nothing about, but except for a section two thirds in his retelling of the Battle of the Wilderness and the campaign about it, which even the introduction to my version says is rather dry this was not the case.
As an avid student of the Civil War, it is most satisfying to hear the story from those who were actually there and in the fight. The South are said to engage in propaganda, lying to their citizens about the advances their own troops are making when the exact opposite is true. Grant, at a cottage in Mt. They were on the first floor, with doors wide open. He was simply an excellent writer. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
Grant lost his army pension. Pay in gold was authorized, and stations on the Mississippi River and on the railroad in our possession had to be designated where cotton would be received. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. Before long, however, the same people — who with permission of Mexico had colonized Texas, and afterwards set up slavery there, and then seceded as soon as they felt strong enough to do so — offered themselves and the State to the United States, and in 1845 their offer was accepted. He talks about how mistakes he made early in the war were not repeated later and how others made the same growth, or were moved out of command positions. To an audience at the time of his writing, that might have been something which they wouldn't have understood, but people nowadays have all heard about the idea of a fifth column. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
Grant's Personal Memoirs really just cover his military career. General Grant and the Historians, 1981—2006. About this Item: Dover Publications. Movement by the Left FlankBattle of North AnnaAn Incident of the MarchMoving on RichmondSouth of the PamunkeyPosition of the National Army 55. I must read another perspective.
What he thought ab An interesting book that is well written but not a personal memoir in the modern sense. Unexpectedly lucid and thoughtful, Grant manages to communicate the talent that made him the North's most successful general: logistics. War-time sketch credited to German immigrant and Union Army captain Adolph G. Having driven through some of the South, I could place an image with some of the battle locations and I would like to see more sites some day. They became caught up in a Ponzi scheme. Grant writes in a refreshingly honest and candid prose, trying to be fair to everyone that he writes about.
Enormous crowds turned out to greet him in Britain and Ireland. I found the first half of the book to be fascinating. But by the Civil War the troops are moved by train, and telegraph lines are strung up all over the battlefields. However, in 1884, Grant learned that he was suffering from terminal throat cancer and, two days after completing his writing, he died at the age of 63. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. At another point, at the beginning of the Civil War, he continued an advance because he again did not have the moral courage to stop and try to figure out what other thing he might do. Grant the person: terse, but descriptive; precise, yet determined; simple, yet nuanced.
As a child I remember seeing this tome perched on a prominent high shelf in the local rural town library and wondering to myself if anybody ever read that really big book. Headquarters Moved to MemphisOn the Road to MemphisEscaping JacksonComplaints and RequestsHalleck Appointed Commander-in-ChiefReturn to CorinthMovements of BraggSurrender of ClarksvilleThe Advance Upon ChattanoogaSheridan Colonel of a Michigan Regiment 28. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. I'm sure a Civil War buff would have got more out of the parts that dealt with this war, a lot of it started sounding the same to me. And so the two chief architects of the Union victory were also, however inadvertently, the literary progenitors of the American empire.
The story about the genesis of this work involving Mark Twain and the sending out of men dressed in Northern army uniforms to get advanced orders to insure that Grant's family has money after his death was an interesting story in itself. Grant might have been a great general, but he was not a great memoir writer. At all hours of the day and night in walking the streets, the eye was regaled, on every block near the water front, by the sight of players at faro. In fact an immense majority of the whole people did not feel secure against coming to want should they move among entire strangers. Grant speaks fondly of those generals who always arrived at the battle on time and who attacked—Sheridan, Hancock and above all Sherman. Lincoln, I believe the great majority of the Northern people, and the soldiers unanimously, would have been in favor of a speedy reconstruction on terms that would be the least humiliating to the people who had rebelled against their government.
On one hand, I was deeply disappointed. Now Available: The extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. I was able to say in all sincerity, that the same high merits distinguished both books—clarity of statement, directness, simplicity, unpretentiousness, manifest truthfulness, fairness and justice toward friend and foe alike, soldierly candor and frankness, and soldierly avoidance of flowery speech. Their affinity struck Adams, after a lapse of years, as the fraternity of dying eighteenth century dynasties, the last of the mandarin statesmen embracing the last of the commanding Virginians. Categories not ranked on Most Read charts include dictionaries, encyclopedias, religious texts, daily devotionals and calendars.