General Grant and the Rewriting of History

General Grant and the Rewriting of History

How A Great General (and Others) Helped Destroy General William S. Rosecrans and Influence Our Understanding of the Civil War

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In 1885, a former president of the United States published one of the most influential books ever written about the Civil War. An entire generation of Americans had eagerly awaited his memoirs and it has remained so popular that it has never gone out of print. Historians then and now have made extensive use of Grant's recollections, which have shaped how we understand and evaluate not only the Union army's triumphs and failures, but many of the war's key participants. The Memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant may be a superbly written book, Frank P. Varney persuasively argues in General Grant and t.
Publisher: El Dorado Hills, CA : Savas Beatie, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 294 pages) : illustrations, maps


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