Scituate, MA: Digital Scanning, Inc., 1998. First DSI printing [stated]. Hardcover. 584 pages & 647 pages [and errata page], 2-vol. set, illus., maps, appendix, index. Born in 1822, Grant went to West Point reluctantly and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command a volunteer regiment. In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West. Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two. Then he broke the Confederate hold on Chattanooga. Lincoln appointed him General-in-Chief in March 1864. Grant directed Sherman to drive through the South while he himself, with the Army of the Potomac . Finally, on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Lee surrendered. As President, Grant presided over the Government much as he had run the Army. About the time he learned that he had cancer he started writing his recollections to provide for his family, racing against death to produce these Memoirs. Soon after completing the last page, he died.
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New York: Penguin Books, 1988. Eighth Printing. 368, wraps, illus., maps, bibliography, index, some wear to cover and spine edges, price stickers on rear cover An exploration of four different military leadership styles (the heroic style of Alexander the Great, the anti-heroic style of the Duke of Wellington, the unheroic style of Ulysses S. Grant, and the false-heroic style of Adolf Hiter) and how they reflect their times. The author believes that a fifth type of leader will emerge in the nuclear age--a post-heroic leader, who acts only after clear, intellectual thought.
New York: Atlas Books [Harper], 2013. The Illustrated Harper Reissue Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 226,  pages. Illustrations. (included 24 pages of full-color art) and many black and white illustrations. Notes. Illustration Credits. Index. Format is approximately 8 inches by 9.75 inches. Inscribed on the fep by the author. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Michael Korda (born 8 October 1933) is an English-born writer and novelist who was editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster in New York City. He states in his memoir that he edited books on everything from mathematics and philosophy, memoirs, fiction, translations from French, politics, anthropology and science history. One of the first books Korda bought was The Forest People by Colin Turnbull—a memoir of Turnbull's time living with the Mbuti Pygmies in the then Belgian Congo. Korda was a major figure in the book industry, publishing numerous works by high-profile writers and personalities such as William L. Shirer, Will and Ariel Durant, Harold Robbins, Irving Wallace, Richard Nixon, Richard Rhodes and Ronald Reagan. Korda was a major part of Simon & Schuster for more than forty years. In 2000, he published Another Life: A Memoir of Other People, about the world of publishing.
London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1970. Hardcover. 244 pages + maps. Illustrations. Maps. Footnotes. Appendices. Chronological Table. Bibliography. Index. Bookplate. DJ worn and creased. Ink name and date inside front flyleaf, lower corner front DJ flap clipped. General Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall KCB, CBE, DSO, MC (27 May 1887 – 1985) was a British Army officer and linguist. On the outbreak of World War I Cornwall joined the Intelligence Corps. In 1915 he was appointed to the rank of Captain at 2nd corps headquarters in the Second Army. In 1916 he was promoted to temporary major at the general headquarters of the British expeditionary force, under Sir Douglas Haig. In 1918, Cornwall was head of the MI3 section of the military intelligence directorate, where he remained until the armistice. In 1919, Cornwall was sent to the peace conference in Paris, where he worked with Reginald Leeper and Harold Nicolson on the new boundaries of Europe. Several jobs in the Middle East in the 1920s gave him the opportunity to study Turkish and modern Greek. From 1928 to 1932 he held the post of military attaché in Berlin. In 1934, he was promoted major-general. In 1938, he was promoted to lieutenant-general, in charge of the air defence of Great Britain. In May 1940 he went to France to help evacuate British troops from Cherbourg, boarding the last ship to leave the port. He took over command of III Corps in England in June 1940 holding the post until November 1940. In April 1941 Marshall-Cornwall became General Officer Commanding the British troops in Egypt. . He spent the rest of the war with the Special Operations Executive and MI6.
New York: Harper & Row, 1964. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 25 cm,. viii, , 392,  pages. Endpaper map. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Ex-library with usual library markings. DJ has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. The author came from 'a railroad family.' He worked as a caller and a roundhouse clerk for the New York Central before becoming a feature writer for the Brooklyn Eagle. During World War II he served as an anti-submarine warfare with the U. S. Navy. He then became a full-time writer.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. This may be a Book Club Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. Oversized, 144 pages. Profusely illus., footnotes. Photographic research by Neil Giordano. This pictorial biography by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian reinterprets the life of President Ulysses S. Grant. William Shield McFeely (born September 25, 1930) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian. He retired as the Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities emeritus at the University of Georgia in 1997, and has been affiliated with Harvard University since 2006. McFeely received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1952, and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 1966. His dissertation, later the 1968 book Yankee Stepfather, explored the ill-fated Freedmen's Bureau which was created to help ex-slaves after the Civil War. While at Yale, he was instrumental in creating the African-American studies program at a time when such programs were still controversial. He taught for 16 years at Mount Holyoke College before joining the University of Georgia in 1986 as the Constance E. Smith Fellow. McFeely won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his 1981 biography of Ulysses S. Grant, which portrayed the general and president in a harsh light, concluding that Grant "Did not rise above limited talents or inspire others to do so in ways that make his administration a credit to American politics." McFeely retired in 1997.
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing [stated]. Hardcover. 23 cm, 533 pages, footnotes, bibliography, index, usual library markings, DJ taped to boards, pocket removed from rear endpaper, edges soiled. Eric Louis McKitrick (July 5, 1919 - April 24, 2002) was an American historian, best known for The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800 (1993) with Stanley Elkins, which won the Bancroft Prize in 1994. He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in 1949, an M.A. in 1951, and a Ph.D. in 1959. He taught at the University of Chicago and at Rutgers University's Douglass College in the 1950s, and Columbia University from 1960 to 1989 before retiring as an emeritus professor of history. In 1973-74 he was the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University and in 1979-80 the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.
Place_Pub: New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. 904, wraps, illus., maps, footnotes, bibliographical note, index, waviness to bottom margin of several pages (no pages stuck) some wear to cover and spine edges. This book is Volume VI of The Oxford History of the United States; general editor of the series is C. Vann Woodward. Comprehensive one-volume history of the Civil War era, covering military, political, and economic topics.