Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ulysses Grant
Narrator: Peter Johnson
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Memoir
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: April 2011
# of Units: 19 CDs
Length: 23 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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 and honest, Ulysses S. Grant-the great Union leader and 18th president- finished these remembrances just days before he died. His assessment of his humble beginnings, his rise to fame, and his greatest triumphs and failures was an immediate American classic. It has stood the test of time and is required reading for anyone interested in the story of America.

Reviews (1)

Too much detail, little insight

Written by Anonymous on November 16th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I couldn't get through this book. It's long mind numbing details--as in I attacked the fort, we lost less me than the Rebels, they then surrendered. This is how it sounds. It would be much better if it offered a sweeping arch of the times and more insights from Grants perspective.