The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: Part 1: The Early Years, West Point, Mexico
- Narrated by: Peter Johnson
- Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-16-99
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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First published in 1885, this book covers Grant’s childhood and military training. Many listeners will take greater interest in passages on the Civil War. Grant writes about these military campaigns with eye-opening detail and offers his insights on contemporaries like Abraham Lincoln and General Sherman.
With a deep, resonant voice reminiscent of a newscaster, Peter Johnson intones Grant’s words with authority.
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By Robert W. Gillespie on 08-28-03
U.S Grant: A Man of Intelligence and Dignity
The memoirs (all three parts) increased my respect for Grant, who emerges in his memoirs as a man of exceptional honesty, intelligence, and genuine concern for his fellow humans. It makes me feel good about my country to learn how much Grant despised slavery while he always shows respect where respect is due, even for his opponents. As for the reading, it was well done, but somehow I missed the tone of Grant's own voice. I guess I would like an Illinois voice (being a fellow Illinoisian) or even a Mark Twain voice rather than the very cultivated voice of this reader.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By John Moore on 04-28-09
Personal Memoirs of USGrant Part 1
Not professional in terms of writing style but excellent in getting a glimpse of the person writing... simple - straight forward - matter of fact. This must have been the style of a humble yet successful general.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful