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2. Words of our hero, Ulysses S.
 
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20. Humanist profile: Ulysses S. Grant

1. Personal memoirs
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
Paperback: 662 Pages (2010-08-30)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Faced with cancer and financial ruin, the Civil War's greatest general and former president, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future. In doing so, he won himself a unique place in American letters. Acclaimed by writers as diverse as Mark Twain and Gertrude Stein, Grant's memoirs demonstrate the intelligence, intense determination, and laconic modesty that made him the Union's foremost commander. "Personal Memoirs" is devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier. For their directness and clarity, his writings on war are without rival in American Literature.Amazon.com Review
Destitute and wracked by throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grantfinished writing his Personal Memoirs shortly before his deathin 1885. Today their clear prose stands as a model ofautobiography. Civil War soldiers are often celebrated for the highliterary quality of the letters they sent home from the front lines;Grant's own book is probably the best piece of writing produced by aparticipant in the War Between the States. Apart from Lincoln, no mandeserves more credit for securing the Northern victory than Grant, andthis chronicle of campaigns and battles tells how he did it. (The bookalso made a bundle of money for his family, which had been reelingfrom the failure of Grant's brokerage firm.) This is not an overviewof the entire Civil War; as the North was beating the South on thethird day of Gettysburg, for example, Grant was in Mississippicapturing Vicksburg. But it is a great piece of writing, one that canbe appreciated even by readers with little interest in militaryhistory.--John J. Miller ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A detailed acccount of the CW and the man who led the armies that won it.
After reading Grant's memoirs, I think I've come to admire him as much or more than Lee.The memoirs helped me to see and appreciate Grant's unassuming, unflappable, pragmatic, methodical style... a style that is reflected in his writing as well as his life.The memoirs are not overly dramatic, self-serving, or glowing in praise.Instead, they are detailed, rather unemotional, and methodical.In my view, Grant's matter-of-fact style in recounting his life and the battles in the Mexican and Civil Wars heightened the interest of the book.

Scattered throughout the book were glimpses into Grant's personality.He didn't politic for his position, rather, he did his best and let the results speak for him. Not a bad code to live by.As a leader, he listened to his generals then made the decisions. He proudly declared early in the book that he didn't hold war councils.In my reading of other CW commanders who held war councils, the councils often seemed to be ways of passing responsibility for the outcome of the battle to others.Grant kept that responsibility to himself, (IMO) as leaders should do.Also, Grant is very reticent to criticize those he talks about (which may be why he rarely mentions McClellan and skims over his relationship with Halleck), probably because Grant had been so often on the receiving end of unjust criticism.Still, towards the end of the book, he manages to give an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of his key generals.

Those who want to understand Grant's thinking on the many battles he commanded will find a trove of information to add to their knowledge.Unfortunately, there was a total lack of maps in the Kindle version of the book.This means that unless you are intimately familiar with the terrain and geography on which the battles were fought, you'll probably often be lost trying to follow all the detailed descriptions of troop movements and battle plans.As an amateur historian who prefers the more sweeping view of events instead of the greater detail of troop placements and movement orders, the insights into Grant's thinking, his assessment of the men and events, and the ability to better understand who Grant was as a man, made his memoirs especially valuable to me.I think this is an essential book for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the CW.

(As an aside, the nearly psychic understanding between Grant and Sherman was striking.Jackson always seemed to be reading Grant's mind and anticipating Grant's orders perfectly.Grant had nearly absolute confidence in Sherman.This resembles, IMO, the relationship between Lee and 'Stonewall' Jackson.While Grant had Sherman throughout the war, Lee lost Jackson just prior to Gettysburg.Lee never again found someone he could simply point in the general direction of the enemy and with a minimum of orders know that his ideas would be implemented as masterfully as could be done.Had the situation been reversed and Grant had lost Sherman while Lee still had Jackson, I wonder how things would have ended.)


5-0 out of 5 stars The Heart of a Man
U.S. Grant is often viewed as the hero of the Civil War.In many ways, his heroic leadership did bring hostilities to an end. But this book of his personal memoirs is simply superb.For a military leader, Grant writes with tenderness and strong opinions about the United States' role in taking Texas away from Mexico.He shows the heart of a man who wanted to see men go back home to wives and children.He laughs, he loves, he weeps.The style of the books is a fast read (well, fast for 500 pages!), but it moves along.While it does a great job on history, Grant is not bashful about putting in his view and commentaries on the actions of other leaders, his insight in leadership, his love for the people of all races, and his hatred for death. While his legacy stands side-by-side with Lincoln, for many people in the American west (especially the Mexican people) he was a man that was not to be feared.When a town was taken over, the people ran in fear, but only to come back, open their doors, shops, and windows, and welcome the kindness of a general who simply learned to live among other cultures and people.In the end, you are left with the picture of man, not a General. It gives the reader great hope that our jobs and tasks do not define us--our hearts define us.

4-0 out of 5 stars Enthralling!
It's interesting to know what men of noteworthiness think during great challenges, but we must not forget that Grant was a failure many times over - both before and after the War Between the States. A drunk, a failure at business - but finaaly, a leader who followed Lincoln's orders. What the previous generals failed to do, Grant did it and changed history. A unique man and a unique leader in American history...

5-0 out of 5 stars Grant the Leader
I've always been a Lincoln fan and have read a lot of biographies and other things about him but have not had too much interest in the military history of the Civil War.I certainly know enough to get by with someone who does know more but only as happenstance in reading about Lincoln. I actually don't know why I bought the Grant book because I rarely buy biographies or autobiographies and certainly not by Civil War generals.I think I had read that Grant was a very good writer, like Lincoln, and that it is considered amongst the best autobiographies by a military person since Julius Caesar.Also, and this intrigued me for some reason, I'd read that one of the reasons given for Grant's success was his ability to "on the fly" write out clear, succinct orders on the battlefield that his generals or subordinates could follow and win.In the book a good number of these Orders are re-produced and I'd swear that if I had a map and knew how to move military units around I could follow his orders, they are that clear.

Anyway, I picked up the Grant book and I thought it was absolutely fascinating.He IS a very good writer and his analysis of what happened during the Civil War (and the Mexican War before it) is really fascinating.I think it is the first "primary source" (e.g. a participant in the history writing about it)that I've ever read.What I found most fascinating were his character sketches of the Union generals and of his Confederate opponents.One of the many things he said that struck me is that it is very easy in war for an army or a general to become over-awed by the reputation of the enemy or its generals.But because he had gone to West Point and fought alongside (even if very indirectly) almost all the Confederate generals, including Lee, he knew they were human beings and good as they were could make mistakes and be fooled.The other thing was his relationship to General Sherman as compared to the other Union generals.With Sherman, his orders were always general, focused on the goal.He left it to Sherman how he went about accomplishing the goal.Almost every other General received explicit orders from Grant with clear and specific tasks they needed to accomplish.Sherman, for his part, knew he had the total trust of Grant but never presumed upon it, he always ran his plans by Grant first and Grant willingly would do what he needed to do from his end to help Sherman succeed. His opinion of Lee was very high and he worked hard to move fast against Lee because he knew Lee could get himself out of jams if given half a chance.

That is the other thing about Grant - the thing he hated most was not jumping on opportunities to push the enemy when they came available.My impression was that that was the most unpardonable sin in his book, he would tolerate just about anything else.It was also what Lincoln valued most in him.I'd read this elsewhere but Grant confirmed it that Lincoln stated upfront that he did not know how to fight a war but his job was to do whatever Grant needed him to do to help Grant win.Finally, I learned a lot about the battles in the West that I had not known before.As Grant noted, the West was important but still a back-water theatre compared to the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac.I had not realised how "Eastern biased" most of the books I'd read about the Civil War were until I read Grant's book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Memoirs Ever
This book is simply brilliant.Perhaps the best insite into the American Civil War.A must read for history buffs.Read and learn how smart and savy U.S. Grant really was. ... Read more


2. Words of our hero, Ulysses S. Grant;
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant, Jeremiah Chaplin
Paperback: 78 Pages (2010-06-26)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


3. Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant. Two volumes in one
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
 Paperback: 686 Pages (2010-09-05)
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Originally published in 1894.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more


4. Speeches of General U.S. Grant, republican candidate for eighteenth president of the United States, being extracts from speeches, letters, orders, military and state papers
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Paperback: 22 Pages (2010-06-07)
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5. The life and campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. U. S. Grant, from his boyhood to the surrender of Lee. Including an accurate account of Sherman's great march from ... of Sheridan, Meade, Sherman, and Grant
by P C. 1819-1903 Headley, Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
Paperback: 774 Pages (2010-08-03)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


6. Ulysses S. Grant 1822-1885: Chronology-documents-bibliographical AIDS
by Philip R. Moran
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7. General Grant's unpublished correspondence in the case of Gen. Fitz-John Porter
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
Paperback: 34 Pages (2010-06-25)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


8. General Grant's letters to a friend, 1861-1880
by E B. 1816-1887 Washburne, Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant, James Grant Wilson
Paperback: 158 Pages (2010-06-26)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

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One wonders why this book was republished since it contains very little interesting information on General Grant. All of these letters are available in the multi-volume series, "The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant," published by Southern Illinoise University. The letters here are published with any editing, and for people unfamiliar with Grant, it will be very difficult to follow the people, places, and events described herein.

The book is still rated as above average, if only because Grant writes beautifully, and the letters show his droll, dry wit to perfection. But it would be a waste to purchase this volume, especially if you have access to the "Papers of USG" project. ... Read more


9. Illustrated life, campaigns and public services of Lieut. General Grant: the hero of Fort Donelson! Vicksburg! ... : with a full history of his life, campaigns, ... with the War Department and the Pres
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
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10. Grant and Schurz on the South
by Carl Schurz, Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
Paperback: 30 Pages (2010-06-26)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


11. Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his father and his youngest sister, 1857-78
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant, Jesse Grant Cramer
Paperback: 224 Pages (2010-08-18)
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12. Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant
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13. Personal memoirs of U. S. Grant
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
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14. Personal memoirs of U. S. Grant
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
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17. Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
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18. Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
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19. Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant
by Ulysses S. 1822-1885 Grant
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20. Humanist profile: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885).(Biography): An article from: The Humanist
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This digital document is an article from The Humanist, published by American Humanist Association on March 1, 2009. The length of the article is 605 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Humanist profile: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885).(Biography)
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Publication: The Humanist (Magazine/Journal)
Date: March 1, 2009
Publisher: American Humanist Association
Volume: 69Issue: 2Page: NA

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