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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ulysses S. Grant  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: April 27, 1822 in Point Plesant, Ohio

Died: July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor, New York

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Illinois Connection

In April 1860, Grant moved his family to Galena, accepting a position in his father's leather goods business. He left Galena to join the Civil War and returned again in 1865 as a Civil War Hero. He also lived there during his retirement.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ulysses S. Grant was the eighteenth President of the United States. He was the best known Union general of the Civil War. He worked in Missouri as a real estate salesman, a farmer, and an agent in a customhouse.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant /
ISBN: 1602069182. OCLC Number: 244577585

Cosimo Classics,. .

Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant :
ISBN: 9781480477049. OCLC Number: 873839142

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The celebrated remembrances of the man who led the Union to victory during the Civil War Completed just days before his death, Grant & rsquo;s Personal Memoirs is a clear and compelling account of his military career, focusing on two great conflicts: the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Lauded for its crisp and direct prose, Grant & rsquo;s autobiography offers frank insight into everything from the merits of the war with Mexico to the strategies and tactics employed by Union forces against the Confederacy to the poignancy of Grant & rsquo;s meeting with General Lee at Appomattox Court House. Beloved and bestselling since its publication in 1885, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a seminal work of military history and one of the great achievements of American autobiography.