Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (Unabridged)
Written By: Ulysses S. Grant
Written By: Robin Field
Length:29 hours and 37 minutes
Customer Rating :3.7
Among the autobiographies of excellent military figures, Ulysses S. Grant's is definitely one of the finest, and it is potentially the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, powerful, and brutally honest chronicle of success and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in conflict, to the grinding poverty where the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great bravery as he reflects on the fortunes that formed his existence and his character.
Grant was ill and broke when he started work on his memoirs. Driven by financial stresses plus a want to provide for his wife, he wrote busily during annually of deteriorating health. He vowed he would finish the job before he expired, plus one week following its conclusion, he lay lifeless at the age of 63.
Publication of the memoirs came at a time when the public had been treated to some spate of war-time reminiscences, many defensive in character, seeking to refight battles or assault old foes. Grant's penetrating and stately function reveals a nobility of spirit and an inherent grasp of the significant fact, which he seldom shown in private life.