The personal memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant)
Julia Dent Grant wrote her reminiscences with the vivacity and charm she exhibited throughout her life, telling her story in the easy flow of an afternoon conversation with a close friend. Mrs. Grant was raised the pampered daughter of a Missouri planter, and she later remembered her girlhood as an idyll that she wished could have lasted.
Many of the anecdotes she relates give fascinating glimpses into a very troubled period of American history. A dramatic reminiscence recounts the night that Lincoln was assassinated. Mrs. Grant insisted that she and her husband turn down an invitation to the theater in favor of returning home. It saved her husband's life: he had also been marked for assassination.
Throughout these memoirs, which she ends with her husband's death, Mrs. Grant strives to correct the misconceptions she believed were being circulated about him. She wanted posterity to share her pride in this man, whom she saw as one of America's greatest heroes.
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|auth_author2||Simon, John Y.|
|author||Grant, Julia Dent, 1826-1902.|
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|record_details||ils:.b10209086|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Putnam,||346 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm., ils:.b58801911|Book|Books||English|Southern Illinois University Press,|, c1975.|346 p. : ill.|
|subject_facet||Autobiographies, Biographies, Grant, Julia Dent, -- 1826-1902, Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography|
|title_display||The personal memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant)|
|title_full||The personal memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant) / edited, with notes and foreword by John Y. Simon ; with introd. by Bruce Catton ; and The First Lady as an author, by Ralph G. Newman, The personal memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant) / edited, with notes and foreword by John Y. Simon ; with introduction by Bruce Catton and The First Lady as an author, by Ralph G. Newman|
|title_short||The personal memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant)|
|topic_facet||Grant, Julia Dent, Grant, Ulysses S, Presidents, Presidents' spouses|