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Mary

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  • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated By Robin Field
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant’s is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in battle, to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great courage.

    Robert says: "What makes a great commander?? Read this book"
    "Grant's Memoirs - incomparable!"
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    Would you listen to Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant again? Why?

    Yes. It is so mush more entertaining than I expected. A first hand account of history, yes, but also just a really good book. I will listen to it over and over again because it's so chuck full of information presented in a down to earth manner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant?

    When I realized what a talented author Grant was. The book isn't dry as one might expect from a military man.


    Have you listened to any of Robin Field’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me appreciate how lucky this country is to have had Grant lead the troops in the Civil War. The book isn't dry because of Grant's self deprecating humor. He made me laugh throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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