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Ulysses S. Grant Owen WISTER (1860 - 1938) Ulysses S. Grant was the great hero (for the North) in the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. This short biography is only 145 pages in a little pamphlet size. The author is famous for his stories of the Old West, but he also wrote a substantial body of nonfiction literature. (Summary by David Wales) Genre(s): *No Ulysses S. Grant Owen WISTER (1860 - 1938) Ulysses S. Grant was the great hero (for the North) in the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. This short biography is only 145 pages in a little pamphlet size. The author is famous for his stories of the Old West, but he also wrote a substantial body of nonfiction literature. (Summary by David Wales) Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History Language: English


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Ulysses S. Grant Owen WISTER (1860 - 1938) Ulysses S. Grant was the great hero (for the North) in the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. This short biography is only 145 pages in a little pamphlet size. The author is famous for his stories of the Old West, but he also wrote a substantial body of nonfiction literature. (Summary by David Wales) Genre(s): *No Ulysses S. Grant Owen WISTER (1860 - 1938) Ulysses S. Grant was the great hero (for the North) in the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. This short biography is only 145 pages in a little pamphlet size. The author is famous for his stories of the Old West, but he also wrote a substantial body of nonfiction literature. (Summary by David Wales) Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History Language: English

30 review for Ulysses S. Grant (Librivox Audiobook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Isaac

    A good book. Short but written well. Kind of like a cliff's notes to General Grant's life during his military service. Life beforehand and after are skimmed over. As the author states in the prologue, the intent is to inspire further research on the the man and his life.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Randal Schmidt

    Interesting if only from a historiographical perspective to see how interpretations of Grant have changed over time. Published in 1900, the book claims to be an introduction to Grant, but the writing assumes a deep knowledge of Civil War history already. If the names of Sheridan, Sherman, and McClellan mean nothing to you, you won't get much from this book. This fact places the book in an odd sort of limbo, because its history barely scratches the surface of Grant and so is not a great book for Interesting if only from a historiographical perspective to see how interpretations of Grant have changed over time. Published in 1900, the book claims to be an introduction to Grant, but the writing assumes a deep knowledge of Civil War history already. If the names of Sheridan, Sherman, and McClellan mean nothing to you, you won't get much from this book. This fact places the book in an odd sort of limbo, because its history barely scratches the surface of Grant and so is not a great book for any serious historian, but it also contains enough obscure references to events long forgotten that it is not a great book for the lay reader either. Despite this, it was a decent and quick read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bud Russell

    Enjoyable. Brief accounting of Grant's life. An interesting and honest examination of his character

  4. 4 out of 5

    F.

    Not my favorite biography that I've ever read. This particular one I actually listened to since it's available for free as an audiobook from Librivox.org. It was pretty good, it just seems as though a lot of the older biographies are not the most detailed by today's standard. If you get a chance and you're either a history buff or a Civil War buff in particular this is something for you to check out since it's free, but if you aren't a fan of those I would say that you'd be wasting your time. Wi Not my favorite biography that I've ever read. This particular one I actually listened to since it's available for free as an audiobook from Librivox.org. It was pretty good, it just seems as though a lot of the older biographies are not the most detailed by today's standard. If you get a chance and you're either a history buff or a Civil War buff in particular this is something for you to check out since it's free, but if you aren't a fan of those I would say that you'd be wasting your time. Wister seems to spend an inappropriate amount of time discussing the merits and faults of the other generals around Grant rather than focusing on Grant himself at points. That was my major negative take away.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Matt Maples

    General Grant was a remarkable man and this book is a nice taste of that life, but it definitely doesn't fully cover his significant life. I was disappointed by the very little coverage that was given to the two terms of his Presidency, but the coverage of much of his Civil War experience is very interesting. I found his caring and concern of the defeated Confederates to be a true mark of a great man, and his interaction with Robert E. Lee at Appomattox is extremely touching. I will definitely n General Grant was a remarkable man and this book is a nice taste of that life, but it definitely doesn't fully cover his significant life. I was disappointed by the very little coverage that was given to the two terms of his Presidency, but the coverage of much of his Civil War experience is very interesting. I found his caring and concern of the defeated Confederates to be a true mark of a great man, and his interaction with Robert E. Lee at Appomattox is extremely touching. I will definitely need to learn more about Ulysses S. Grant.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    This short biography focuses on Grant during the Civil War when he was in his glory. His presidency is (very) briefly mentioned at the end of the book, but this audiobook concentrates on his days before he became president,which is probably just as well.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Feisty Harriet

    I think the biggest problem with this book is how short it is, it's well written and well researched, but at under 150 pages there just isn't the time for an in-depth look at General and President Grant. This is a decent introduction, but I definitely want more.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brooke Tallent

    I would have liked to learn more about Grant himself. This was a biased, sketchy and general overview of the environment in which Grant was involved.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Hovatter

  10. 4 out of 5

    Michael Tidd

  11. 4 out of 5

    James P.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Heather-Lea

  13. 4 out of 5

    Terry

  14. 4 out of 5

    Robert Hardwick

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mauro Charles

  16. 4 out of 5

    Josiah Richardson

  17. 5 out of 5

    Reuben Jenkins

  18. 4 out of 5

    Missty

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sara

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mez

  21. 4 out of 5

    Gary Fitts

  22. 4 out of 5

    D. E.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Phil

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tabitha Ormiston-Smith

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dave

  27. 5 out of 5

    Koos

  28. 4 out of 5

    Fabiano Barbosa

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sagar

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

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