By Ulysses S. Grant
Although Grant went on to become president of the United States, Personal Memoirs ends with his Civil War service. The memoirs were written in 1884- 85 when Grant was deeply in debt and dying of throat cancer. Fighting pain with cocaine, composing in long hand because he could no longer dictate, the general completed his great work less than a week before his death. A huge commercial as well as critical success, Personal Memoirs redeemed his name and provided for his survivors.
- Lincoln, NE