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Dr. John E. Jesseph Collection of Civil War Books

(Gift of Marley Jesseph, 1991)

James McCabe: A Tour Around the World by General Grant (1879)
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), a man who disliked the thought of a military career, became Commander of the U.S. Army during the Civil War and the second youngest man ever to be elected President. After serving two terms in office, Grant re-entered private life in 1877 and quickly embarked upon a world tour. The trip became very popular in the media; news accounts and magazine articles covered nearly every step he took. James McCabe, a popular writer of the time, collected these reports as well as letters written by Grant while on his journey and produced this well-received subscription release.
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885); photo courtesy of Library of Congress

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Cover and illustration from James McCabe: A Tour Around the World by General Grant, 1879
 Tour Around the World by General Grant

 Tour Around the World by General Grant


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