Thursday, July 01, 2010

Grant's last days

Oddly, TNC and I finished reading U.S. Grant's memoirs on the same day, and I too was saddened by it -- not just because Grant would die shortly after finishing, but also because after several years and several starts and stops (during his memories of the Mexican-American War), as I approached Appomattox, I found myself reluctant to finish and be done with Grant's seemingly effortless writing (even in the orders he wrote to his generals), his humor, self-awareness, and perceptiveness.



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