"An enthralling history of one man's generalship, perhaps the most revelatory autobiography of high command to exist in any language."—John Keegan
Faced with failing health and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former President wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future—and won himself a unique place in American letters. With their directness and clarity, his writings on war are without rival in American literature, and Personal Memoirs is devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier, tracing the trajectory of his extraordinary career from West Point cadet to general-in-chief of all Union armies.
This edition of Grant's Personal Memoirs includes an indispensable introduction and explanatory notes by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson.
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