Grant's final victory: Ulysses S. Grant's heroic last year

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Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin.

As Grant continued his work, suffering increasing pain, the American public became aware of this race between Grant’s writing and his fatal illness. Twenty years after his respectful and magnanimous demeanor toward Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, people in both the North and the South came to know Grant as the brave, honest man he was, now using his famous determination in this final effort. Grant finishedMemoirs just four days before he died in July 1885.

Published after his death by his friend Mark Twain, Grant’s Memoirs became an instant bestseller, restoring his family’s financial health and, more importantly, helping to cure the nation of bitter discord. More than any other American before or since, Grant, in his last year, was able to heal thisthe country’s greatest wound.

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subject_facet Abridged books on compact disc, Books on compact disc -- Nonfiction, Generals -- United States -- Biography, Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885 -- Last years, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, Unabridged books on compact disc, United States. -- Army -- Biography
title_display Grant's final victory : Ulysses S. Grant's heroic last year
title_full Grant's Final Victory Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year, Grant's final victory : Ulysses S. Grant's heroic last year / Charles Bracelen Flood, Grant's final victory [Compact disc] : Ulysses S. Grant's heroic last year / Charles Bracelen Flood
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