Original Edition of The Three Volume Set
Publisher-Printing Location: Little, Brown and Company, Boston Date and Numbering:1968-1969 Three Volume Set Size and Page Count: 6" X 9" Tall, 1=512, 2=556, 3=564 Pages
Condition: -Very Good to Fine- bound in Blue & Grey Cloth, grey buckram on spine and quarter of boards with blue soft cloth on other three quarters of boards. No dust jackets. Previous private owner embossed seal on end page. Text blocks tight and clear.
Illustrations Information:Frontispieces on each volume, maps scattered through volumes, index and notes in back of volumes.
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One of the first truly comprehensive biography of the general. Begun by the late Lloyd Lewis with his critically acclaimed Captain Sam Grant, this great project was continued after his death by Bruce Catton at the request of Mrs. Lewis. Employing Lewis's notes and conducting additional research, Mr. Catton produced the second volume of the biography, Grant Moves South. It was received with unanimous accord
This set includes CAPTAIN SAM GRANT by Lloyd Lewis completed just before his death in 1949. This first volume takes Grant from his birth in a small village on the Ohio frontier to that triumphant day in 1861 when an inconspicuous and seemingly defeated man turned at bay against ill fortune and began his comeback as a man and as a soldier. At the request of Mrs. Lloyd Lewis, Bruce Catton, noted historian, finished the project. Volume two, of this set is GRANT MOVES SOUTH. Grant would move slowly, relentlessly down the Mississippi River, the very lifeline of the South, and would not stop until he had severed its entire length from the domain of his enemy. Volume three, GRANT TAKES COMMAND, follows Grant in the summer of 1863 when after the climactic battle at Vicksburg, Lincoln's government was more interested in Ulysses Simpson Grant than any other man alive. Although he was the most successful soldier, few men in Washington had even met him.