Grant's Final Victory by Charles Bracelen Flood audiobook

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

By Charles Bracelen Flood
Read by Michael Prichard

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200090556

  • ISBN: 9798200090549

  • ISBN: 9798200090563

Runtime: 8.24 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 as the brave, honest man he was, now using his famous determination in this final effort. Grant finished Memoirs just four days before he died in July 1885. Published after his death by his friend Mark Twain, Grant's Memoirs became an instant bestseller, restoring his family's financial health and, more importantly, helping to cure the nation of bitter discord. More than any other American before or since, Grant, in his last year, was able to heal this—the country's greatest wound.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A lucid, often somber account of the sad but noble decline of Ulysses S. Grant. . . . A welcome addition to the literature surrounding Grant and his time. Kirkus

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Bracelen Flood

Author Bio: Charles Bracelen Flood

Charles Bracelen Flood (1929-2014) wrote fifteen books, including Lee: The Last Years and Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War, which Salon named one of the “Top 12 Civil War Books Ever Written,” and the New York Times bestselling novel Love Is a Bridge. He graduated from Harvard and was a past president of the PEN American Center.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English