Review: Katy Simpson Smith on the wartime letters of General and Mrs. Grant

The Grant family at the summer White House in Long Branch, New Jersey. From left: Julia, Ullyses, Nellie, Jesse, and Buck (Ullyses Jr.); Fred is at West Point. From “Ulysses S. Grant, Father,” on Brooks D. Simpson’s blog, Crossroads

After Ulysses S. Grant’s death, a widowed Julia Dent Grant suggested to Mark Twain, publisher of her husband’s memoirs, tha…

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