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The Resource My dearest Julia : the wartime letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his wife, with an introduction by Ron Chernow

My dearest Julia : the wartime letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his wife, with an introduction by Ron Chernow

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My dearest Julia : the wartime letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his wife
Title
My dearest Julia
Title remainder
the wartime letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his wife
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with an introduction by Ron Chernow
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eng
Summary
The Civil War's greatest general as you've never seen him before, in a revealing collection of letters to his wife Julia introduced by Ron Chernow. Ulysses S. Grant is justly celebrated as the author of one of the finest military autobiographies ever written, yet many readers of his Personal Memoirs are unaware that during his army years Grant wrote hundreds of intimate and revealing letters to his wife, Julia Dent Grant. Presented with an introduction by acclaimed biographer Ron Chernow, My Dearest Julia collects more than eighty of these letters, beginning with their engagement in 1844 and ending with the Union victory in 1865. They record Grant's first experience under fire in Mexico ("There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in evry direction but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation"), the aching homesickness that led him to resign from the peacetime army, and his rapid rise to high command during the Civil War. Often written in haste, sometimes within the sound of gunfire, his wartime letters vividly capture the immediacy and uncertainty of the conflict. Grant initially hoped for an early conclusion to the fighting, but then came to accept that the war would have no easy end. "The world has never seen so bloody or so protracted a battle as the one being fought," he wrote from Spotsylvania in 1864, "and I hope never will again
Biography type
contains biographical information
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YDX
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1822-1885
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Grant, Ulysses S.
Dewey number
973.8/2092
Index
index present
LC call number
E672
LC item number
.A4 2018
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letters
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Chernow, Ron
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  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Grant, Julia Dent
  • Presidents
  • Generals
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My dearest Julia : the wartime letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his wife, with an introduction by Ron Chernow
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  • Includes index
  • "Special publication."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 166 pages
Isbn
9781598535891
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • on1020310655
  • (OCoLC)1020310655
Label
My dearest Julia : the wartime letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his wife, with an introduction by Ron Chernow
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Special publication."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 166 pages
Isbn
9781598535891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1020310655
  • (OCoLC)1020310655

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