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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part Two

Title Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part Two
Author Grant, Ulysses Find more by Author
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
Audience Adult
Book Description Part Two: The Vicksburg Campaign General Grant wrote this book while dying of throat cancer. He had been swindled by a dishonest Wall Street Broker and his trophies and possessions were stripped from him to satisfy the demands of his debtors. Bankrupt, suffering from a terminal illness and never passing a moment without acute pain, he produced this magnificent monument to his greatness. Those who denigrate Grant as a drunkard, butcher or bumbling President need to read this book in order to correct these errant assumptions. It is impossible to read this book and not realize that Grant was an inordinately intelligent man and one hell of a writer. Grant's Memoirs are a deserved classic in American literature and considered the greatest military Memoirs ever penned, exceeding Caesar's Commentaries. Grant wrote as he lived: with clear, concise statements, unembellished with trivialities or frivolities. The only "criticism" the reader might have is that Grant bent over backwards not to wound the feelings of people in the book. He takes swipes at Joe Hooker and Jeff Davis, but what he left unsaid would have been far more interesting. A compelling and logical reason why Grant was so spare in his comments was because he was involved in a race with death. He didn't know how long he could live and therefore, "cut to the chase."

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Narrator Johnson, Peter Find more by Narrator
Publisher Recorded Books, Inc.
Release Date DEC 01, 2010
ISBN 9781449878955
Language English
File Size 200 MB
Duration 09:40:55 {hh:mm:ss}

  • Introduction (00:00:19)
  • Prologue (00:02:52)
  • Chapter 1 (00:05:04)
  • Chapter 1 (00:11:55)
  • Chapter 2 (00:16:21)
  • Chapter 3 (00:20:24)
  • Chapter 4 (00:16:22)
  • Chapter 5 (00:14:19)
  • Chapter 6 (00:27:55)
  • Chapter 7 (00:18:10)
  • Chapter 8 (00:30:15)
  • Chapter 9 (00:23:37)
  • Chapter 10 (00:17:12)
  • Chapter 11 (00:25:19)
  • Chapter 12 (00:11:49)
  • Chapter 13 (00:10:28)
  • Chapter 14 (00:19:49)
  • Chapter 15 (00:24:36)
  • Chapter 16 (00:21:48)
  • Chapter 17 (00:15:25)
  • Chapter 18 (00:17:37)
  • Chapter 19 (00:27:28)
  • Chapter 20 (00:11:39)
  • Chapter 21 (00:20:19)
  • Chapter 22 (00:30:43)
  • Chapter 23 (00:17:06)
  • Chapter 24 (00:15:19)
  • Chapter 25 (00:14:25)
  • Chapter 26 (00:20:01)
  • Chapter 27 (00:15:16)
  • Chapter 28 (00:16:22)
  • Chapter 29 (00:20:19)
  • Chapter 30 (00:20:10)
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