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The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Chris Mackowski

Format: Paperback, 192 pages, 226 images
Price: 14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61121-160-3
eBook: 978-1-61121-161-0
On Sale: July 2015

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The former general in chief of the Union armies during the Civil War . . . the two-term president of the United States . . . the beloved ambassador of American goodwill around the globe . . . the respected New York financier - Ulysses S. Grant - was dying. The hardscrabble man who regularly smoked 20 cigars a day had developed terminal throat cancer. Thus began Grant's final battle - a race against his own failing health to complete his Personal Memoirs in an attempt to secure his family's financial security. But the project evolved into something far more: an effort to secure the very meaning of the Civil War itself and how it would be remembered. Read More...

 

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About the Author

Chris Mackowski

Chris Mackowski is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. Read More...

 

Kristopher D. White

Kristopher D. White is a historian for the Penn-Trafford Recreation Board. Read More...

 

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