Did you know that Ulysses S. Grant, President of the Unites States from 1869-1877, wrote his book, The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant , finishing it just days before he died?
CBS Sunday Morning featured an episode about Ulysses S. Grant, where I learned some interesting facts surrounding the writing of his memoir book, such as:
1) Grant Cottage Historic Site was Grant’s summer home and where he wrote his memoir book when dying from throat cancer.
2) Grant wrote 10,000 words in a day finishing the book only days before he died on July 23, 1885
3) Mark Twain was a great fan of Ulysses Grant and Twain published the book shortly after Grant’s death.
4) Ulysses S. Grant’s 600 page book when published was a best seller.
Here’s an interesting photo on this link showing Grant bundled up in a chair writing his memoirs, June 27th, 1885.
Photo Credit: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a10251/
Written by Mary Gilmartin, February 17, 2013