Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher

  • by Edward H. Bonekemper III
  • Narrated by E. Roy Worley
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold-hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War - indeed, of all military history. Bonekemper proves that it was no historical accident that Grant accepted the surrender of three entire Confederate armies and won the Civil War. Bonekemper ably silences Grant's critics and restores Grant to the heroic reputation he so richly deserves.


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Puts long overdue perspective on a brilliant historical character. The statics were necessary but a bit distracting from the narrative.
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- George Heuston

Very interesting history

I am not a Civil War buff and didn't know much about Grant, except that he had accepted Lee's surrender at Appomatox. This was a very interesting summary of Grant's Civil War career, showing how he aggressively pursued victory. For any other listeners, I would suggest getting some maps showing the Vicksburg and Virginia campaigns, because I would have liked to look at a map during some of the narration describing the movement of the armies.
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- Katherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2012
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing