Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Part Two

Covering the pivotal years 1861-1864, General Ulysses S. Grant leads us in his own words from Fort Sumter to his appointment as commander of all the armies of the North. Grant...

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Part Three

Former president Ulysses S. Grant fell on hard times in his dying days - his family’s fortunes decimated by Ponzi scheme investments - and the general’s last hope was that...

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Part One

Among the autobiographies of generals and statesmen, these memoirs rank with the greatest. Mark Twain hailed them as "the best of any general's since Caesar." Refreshingly candid...

Landscape Turned Red The Battle Of Antietam

Of all the battles American soldiers have fought, the most terrible was on September 17, 1862, the Civil War's Battle of Antietam. Stephen W. Sears draws upon a survey made after...

Self-Reliance

From the spiritual to the economic, Emerson s Self-Reliance details the various aspects of a man s ability to rely on himself for survival. This 19th century essay resolutely...

Silent Thunder A Civil War Story

Both 11-year-old Summer and her older brother Roscoe have a “silent thunder” roaring through their souls. Summer yearns to learn letters, so she can read. Roscoe wants to join...