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Timothy

Nearing retirement, Navy shipping help desk. I've lived in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Florida, Arizona and California.

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  • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 2: March 4, 1861 - March 26, 1864

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    Covering the pivotal years 1861-1864, General Ulysses S. Grant leads us in his own words from Fort Sumter to his appointment as commander of all the armies of the North. Grant remembers his experiences with the key players of the day, takes us onto the battlefields, and recounts the twists and turns of fate. Grant was a failed peacetime soldier, failed farmer, failed woodcutter, failed bill collector, and 38-year-old clerk in a harness store in the spring of 1861. By 1864, he was directing all the Union forces.

    Centaur1129 says: "A Must-Read for any history buff!"
    "A Must-Read for any history buff!"
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    Most don't know that this book (aside from the bible) was the most successful book sold in America DURING the 19th century, and that for that entire century, Grant was the most popular American among US citizens hitorically, more than even Abraham Lincoln.

    This book, more than any other, has taught me to appreciate American History. I own it in hard copy as well, but have listened to the audio version three separate times. Grant has an amazingly easy to follow and interesting reading style. The book being proof-read by Mark Twain himself may have been an assist in that regard ;o).

    Thanks, Audible. Loved the book!

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