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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (113 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Bracelen Flood Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a masterful narrative, prominent historian Charles Bracelen Flood brings to life the last year of Ulysses S. Grant’s life—a tragic, poignant, and inspiring story of fierce determination.

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 the country’s greatest wound.

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  • “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.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark | 8/15/2013

    " OK book about his "Memoirs" writing, his financial collapse, and his terrible death from Throat Cancer. Thank goodness for Mark Twain-a little dry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 6/22/2013

    " A small story of a big life - well, the end of a big life - lovingly & well-told. The book brought me to tears more than once as Grant lived & died with dignity & wisdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Walter Burton | 5/2/2013

    " Wonderful story of US Grant's last year of life, as his world appears to collapse around him, he battles financial ruin and cancer to protect his wife and family. Provides a great example of one of our history's greatest Generals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Damian Shiels | 3/29/2013

    " Having read relatively little about Grant's final years, this account highlights Grant's remarkable achievement of writing his memoirs even as death approached. Poignant. "

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