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Author: John Y. Simon,Bruce Catton,Ralph G. Newman,Julia Dent Grant
ISBN: 0809314436
Pages: 346 pages
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (April 11, 1988)
Language: English
Category: Historical
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e-Book The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant) epub download

by John Y. Simon,Bruce Catton,Ralph G. Newman,Julia Dent Grant



Plus the way in which Julia Grant refers to the slaves she inherited from her father is off-putting. I had just read the Memoirs of U. S. Grant and since he didn't include much personal information about his wife and children I decided to read this book to fill in the gaps

Plus the way in which Julia Grant refers to the slaves she inherited from her father is off-putting. This said, Julia Grant's life was remarkable -- the thousands of miles she must have traveled to/from her husband's military headquarters during the Civil War must have taken grit, planning, and problem-solving, especially when one or more of the children were in tow. However, Mrs. Grant reveals nothing of the sort in her memoirs. Grant and since he didn't include much personal information about his wife and children I decided to read this book to fill in the gaps. It was very interesting and gave me a better picture of their life together.

First Lady Julia Dent Grant wrote her reminiscences with the vivacity and charm she exhibited throughout her life . Wanted to read this book after reading a historical novel about Mrs. Grant but just couldn't quite finish this. Aug 03, 2011 Tony rated it really liked it.

First Lady Julia Dent Grant wrote her reminiscences with the vivacity and charm she exhibited throughout her life, telling her story in the easy flow of an afternoon conversation with a close friend. She writes fondly of White Haven, a plantation in St. Louis County, Missouri, where she had an idyllic girlhood and later met Ulysses. In addition to relating the joys she experienced, Grant tells about the difficult and sorrowful times.

Julia Dent Grant's memoirs are just perfect. This book combines history, love, personal insights, and a unique feminine viewpoint with one of America's most turbulent eras.

S. Grant’s Personal Memoirs constitutes a vital historical and literary classic. The book provides the reader with an understanding of the most perilous four years in United States history and the best model for an entire genre of literature

S. The book provides the reader with an understanding of the most perilous four years in United States history and the best model for an entire genre of literature. Born Hiram Ulysses Grant in 1822, he remains one of the giants in American history, revered and respected by his contemporaries, but viewed ever after as one of the country’s most enigmatic and controversial figures

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th president of the United . Grant, Julia Dent; Simon, John Y. (1988). Personal Memoirs of . Grant, Part I. Charles L. Webster & Co. ; Grant, Ulysses S. (1885).

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th president of the United States (1869–1877) following his success as military commander in the American Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military, secession and the war, which ended with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox Court House. The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant). ISBN 978-0-8093-1443-0.

First Lady Julia Dent Grant wrote her reminiscences with the vivacity and .

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Julia Dent Grant is sadly an almost forgotten figure in American history, but her book is a fascinating, intimate journey into the heart and soul of a 19th century woman. The book was written in the 1890's but was never published until 1975, yet the narrative is surprisingly modern and engaging. No shrinking violet, Julia wrote as she lived: with an open intensity and irreverence which is oftentimes hilarious. She rarely masks her feelings and says exactly what she thinks.

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Julia Dent Grant wrote her reminiscences with the vivacity and charm she exhibited throughout her life, telling her story in the easy flow of an afternoon conversation with a close friend. Mrs. Grant was raised the pampered daughter of a Missouri planter, and she later remembered her girlhood as an idyll that she wished could have lasted.

Many of the anecdotes she relates give fascinating glimpses into a very troubled period of American history. A dramatic reminiscence recounts the night that Lincoln was assassinated. Mrs. Grant insisted that she and her husband turn down an invitation to the theater in favor of returning home. It saved her husband’s life: he had also been marked for assassination.

Throughout these memoirs, which she ends with her husband’s death, Mrs. Grant strives to correct the misconceptions she believed were being circulated about him. She wanted posterity to share her pride in this man, whom she saw as one of America's greatest heroes.

Slowly writer
What a wonderful love story between this woman and U.S. Grant. And what a wonderful woman, who stuck by him through thick and thin, including the battlefields. My favorite story sounds like something right out of the 21st century: . She saw a hair ornament she really likedo at a department store. At first she thought it was way too expensive. But then she thought about it she, well, it would save her money in hair flowers etc., so it would Save money in the long run, would be practical. And she must really have it....just like we talk to ourselves today. So she tells her husband that she wants to go back and get it, and he says no no we have to go, she can come back after Christmas and get it it, and ushers her along. She is disappointed, says it won't be there after Christmas. and it turns back Ulysses went back and got it for her for Christmas, proving dome things never change. I finished this book with a great deal of respect for her and her husband, and went on to read Grant's Memoirs. Very easy to read, almost like having a conversation with your best girlfriend in the Parlor Room drinking your afternoon tea.
Banal
I'm reading this along with Grant's Memoirs, Grant by Jean Edward Smith, and Grant by Ron Chernow. It is wonderful to get a woman's perspective of the conflict. Julia was a sweetheart. She had as much a heart of gold as her husband. Theirs was one of the best love stories of USA leadership.
Cordantrius
I had just read the Memoirs of U. S. Grant and since he didn't include much personal information about his wife and children I decided to read this book to fill in the gaps. It was very interesting and gave me a better picture of their life together. Very enjoyable!
Runehammer
I just finished reading her husband's memoirs and was highly impressed by the man. This was a companion piece, Julia's memories of her life with her husband. From a sheltered Southern life style in Missouri to a rather strong companion to a man who was deeply in love with her. She bolsters him and helps him to keep him grounded. Like Martha Washington, she is often present with her husband at the front. She is a woman with strong opinions and is willing to express them. Something I had little knowledge of. Glad that I a reading it.
The_NiGGa
Interesting historical read. I have rea other books on Julia Grant and Iiked this one as much as the others I've read.
Mitynarit
She does ramble and scatter a bit. Not afraid to express her feelings on her life with "The General" A true love relationship from their beginning. They were a happy family by all accounts.
Ballagar
Didn't previously know anything about the subject-very interesting book. Also in good condition.
Wonderful read. Superb quality. Shipped well. Love this purchase. Love the writing. Love reading it.