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    • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 29 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lived up to expectations

    • By H. Connelly on 04-20-13

    Regular price: $38.46

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: Part 1: The Early Years, West Point, Mexico

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and commander of the Union forces in the Civil War, tells the story of his life in his own words. In this opening volume, Grant covers his early years, including his time at the U.S. military academy at West Point and his service during the Mexican War under Zachary Taylor. Grant wrote his memoirs in order to rescue his family from debt and they were published as he lay dying of throat cancer. Today, they are an American classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • U.S Grant: A Man of Intelligence and Dignity

    • By Robert W. Gillespie on 08-28-03

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 2

    • March 4, 1861 - March 26, 1864
    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth your time

    • By Bruce B. on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Surrender at Appomattox

    • First-hand Accounts of Robert E. Lee's Surrender to Ulysses S. Grant
    • By: Ulysses S. Grant, Wesley Merritt, John Gibbon, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew Mulcare
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 40

    On the 12th of April 1865, the Army of Northern Virginia marched to the field in front of Appomattox Court-House, stacked their arms, folded their colors, and walked off empty handed to find their distant, blighted homes. These are detailed and moving first-hand accounts from a number of prominent witnesses to Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Appomattox as told by the participants

    • By Mark on 04-26-14

    Regular price: $7.66

    • The Battle of Shiloh

    • Personal Recollections from Generals to Privates
    • By: William T. Sherman, P G. T. Beauregard, Ulysses S. Grant, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew Mulcare
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    At daybreak on April 6, 1862, Confederate forces launched a bold suprise attack on the Union army, encamped in southwestern Tennesse. The battle of Shiloh, also known as the battle of Pittsburg Landing, would prove to be the bloodiest battle up until that point in United Staes history. The two day battle would cost a staggering 23,000 casualties. Both sides were stunned at the appalling loss of life. At the time, neither realized that three more years of such bloodshed were still to come.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Grammatical errors.

    • By Cris on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 3

    • Wilderness Campaign, Appomattox, Death of Lincoln (Unabr.)
    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    In his own captivating words, General Ulysses S. Grant describes the Wilderness Campaign, the almost anti-climactic surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. His depiction of the most crucial and hardest-fought battles of the Civil War, the near-disasters, and the bloody triumphs reveals a highly intelligent, profound, thinking man. Grant wrote his memoirs as he lay dying of cancer and completed the manuscript only a week before his death.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 29 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Written from his death bed, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant are written by the most well-known Civil War General himself, Ulysses S. Grant. In a review of his life as a private citizen, as well as a general, Grant lets the listener know what a heroic figure he really was. Like so many men before him, Grant describes being pressured into a certain way of life by his father. He never aspired for a military career, but his father insisted on West Point Academy for his schooling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • British Pronunciation of Proper Nouns in America

    • By Leslie Solomon on 12-06-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Ulysses S. Grant's Last Address to Congress

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: John Greenman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). As commanding general, Grant led the Union Armies to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War, which ended shortly after Robert E. Lee surrendered to him at Appomattox in 1865. After the war, Grant served as commanding general, implementing Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson.

    Regular price: $7.84