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  • Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Charles Bracelen Flood
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin. As Grant continued his work, suffering increasing pain, the American public became aware of this race between Grant's writing and his fatal illness. Twenty years after his respectful and magnanimous demeanor toward Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, people in the North and the South came to know Grant, now using his famous determination in this final effort.

    Tad Davis says: "Great story, average narration"
    "Fantastic! Inspiring! Highly Recommend!"
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    Excellent story of US Grant and his final days. Wonderful story of courage in the face of financial disaster and terminal cancer.


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