Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant


Read by Jim Clevenger

(4.8 stars; 66 reviews)

In preparing these volumes for the public, I have entered upon the task with the sincere desire to avoid doing injustice to any one, whether on the National or Confederate side, other than the unavoidable injustice of not making mention often where special mention is due. There must be many errors of omission in this work, because the subject is too large to be treated of in two volumes in such way as to do justice to all the officers and men engaged. There were thousands of instances, during the rebellion, of individual, company, regimental and brigade deeds of heroism which deserve special mention and are not here alluded to. The troops engaged in them will have to look to the detailed reports of their individual commanders for the full history of those deeds. (Summary by U. S. Grant) (35 hr 26 min)

Chapters

00: PREFACE 4:36 Read by Jim Clevenger
01: CHAPTER 01 25:28 Read by Jim Clevenger
02: CHAPTER 02 24:45 Read by Jim Clevenger
03: CHAPTER 03 29:07 Read by Jim Clevenger
04: CHAPTER 04 22:32 Read by Jim Clevenger
05: CHAPTER 05 18:19 Read by Jim Clevenger
06: CHAPTER 06 13:32 Read by Jim Clevenger
07: CHAPTER 07 27:04 Read by Jim Clevenger
08: CHAPTER 08 20:03 Read by Jim Clevenger
09: CHAPTER 09 18:23 Read by Jim Clevenger
10: CHAPTER 10 21:24 Read by Jim Clevenger
11: CHAPTER 11 38:53 Read by Jim Clevenger
12: CHAPTER 12 21:19 Read by Jim Clevenger
13: CHAPTER 13 28:05 Read by Jim Clevenger
14: CHAPTER 14 16:47 Read by Jim Clevenger
15: CHAPTER 15 17:34 Read by Jim Clevenger
16: CHAPTER 16 37:00 Read by Jim Clevenger
17: CHAPTER 17 24:12 Read by Jim Clevenger
18: CHAPTER 18 21:55 Read by Jim Clevenger
19: CHAPTER 19 27:35 Read by Jim Clevenger
20: CHAPTER 20 21:43 Read by Jim Clevenger
21: CHAPTER 21 19:51 Read by Jim Clevenger
22: CHAPTER 22 37:12 Read by Jim Clevenger
23: CHAPTER 23 24:36 Read by Jim Clevenger
24: CHAPTER 24 36:10 Read by Jim Clevenger
25: CHAPTER 25 32:19 Read by Jim Clevenger
26: CHAPTER 26 22:58 Read by Jim Clevenger
27: CHAPTER 27 33:21 Read by Jim Clevenger
28: CHAPTER 28 16:25 Read by Jim Clevenger
29: CHAPTER 29 13:53 Read by Jim Clevenger
30: CHAPTER 30 26:14 Read by Jim Clevenger
31: CHAPTER 31 32:57 Read by Jim Clevenger
32: CHAPTER 32 29:10 Read by Jim Clevenger
33: CHAPTER 33 20:14 Read by Jim Clevenger
34: CHAPTER 34 23:31 Read by Jim Clevenger
35: CHAPTER 35 37:07 Read by Jim Clevenger
36: CHAPTER 36 16:16 Read by Jim Clevenger
37: CHAPTER 37 23:50 Read by Jim Clevenger
38: CHAPTER 38 42:49 Read by Jim Clevenger
39: CHAPTER 39 24:38 Read by Jim Clevenger
40: CHAPTER 40 22:02 Read by Jim Clevenger
41: CHAPTER 41 20:29 Read by Jim Clevenger
42: CHAPTER 42 28:43 Read by Jim Clevenger
43: CHAPTER 43 21:59 Read by Jim Clevenger
44: CHAPTER 44 24:17 Read by Jim Clevenger
45: CHAPTER 45 29:25 Read by Jim Clevenger
46: CHAPTER 46 30:15 Read by Jim Clevenger
47: CHAPTER 47 31:08 Read by Jim Clevenger
48: CHAPTER 48 19:05 Read by Jim Clevenger
49: CHAPTER 49 28:28 Read by Jim Clevenger
50: CHAPTER 50 35:58 Read by Jim Clevenger
51: CHAPTER 51 22:07 Read by Jim Clevenger
52: CHAPTER 52 18:08 Read by Jim Clevenger
53: CHAPTER 53 22:09 Read by Jim Clevenger
54: CHAPTER 54 30:42 Read by Jim Clevenger
55: CHAPTER 55 25:31 Read by Jim Clevenger
56: CHAPTER 56 33:30 Read by Jim Clevenger
57: CHAPTER 57 42:21 Read by Jim Clevenger
58: CHAPTER 58 29:46 Read by Jim Clevenger
59: CHAPTER 59 58:56 Read by Jim Clevenger
60: CHAPTER 60 11:26 Read by Jim Clevenger
61: CHAPTER 61 21:14 Read by Jim Clevenger
62: CHAPTER 62 36:13 Read by Jim Clevenger
63: CHAPTER 63 27:34 Read by Jim Clevenger
64: CHAPTER 64 30:20 Read by Jim Clevenger
65: CHAPTER 65 27:01 Read by Jim Clevenger
66: CHAPTER 66 18:31 Read by Jim Clevenger
67: CHAPTER 67 25:44 Read by Jim Clevenger
68: CHAPTER 68 27:09 Read by Jim Clevenger
69: CHAPTER 69 23:34 Read by Jim Clevenger
70: CHAPTER 70 27:21 Read by Jim Clevenger
71: CONCLUSION 25:04 Read by Jim Clevenger
72: APPENDIX PART 1 OF 4 1:00:41 Read by Jim Clevenger
73: APPENDIX PART 2 OF 4 1:14:42 Read by Jim Clevenger
74: APPENDIX PART 3 OF 4 1:07:36 Read by Jim Clevenger
75: APPENDIX PART 4 OF 4 53:55 Read by Jim Clevenger

Reviews

Ulysses Grant's Civil WR memoirs deserve their enduring reputation as an outstanding source of information and insight into the author, his experience as an officer and commanding general in the Civil War, and the times he lived in. Grant's writing is antique, but always clear and accessible as well as informed and interesting. If there's a challenge with this book, it's the inability to examine maps corresponding to place names while listening to it. This liability is more than compensated for by the pleasure of listening to Jim Clevenger's mellifluous delivery - soothing, balanced, and sympathetic at the same time. I bow to both the memory of the author and to the reader. Thank you, Mr. Clevenger; it has been a great pleasure spending time with you these weeks while doing cardio at the gym. Much appreciated!


(5 stars)

Witty memoirs well-read


(5 stars)

Grant has a wry turn of phrase and an eye for the humorous - as well as giving his memories of the Mexican and American Civil Wars. He also has a nice line in self-deprecation. The reader's voice and style are well-suited to the material. As a solo reading this was a major task well performed - thanks to Jim Clevenger

Old Friends


(5 stars)

I feel as though General Grant, and the reader, Jim Clevenger, are now old friends who have taught me much about life, humanity, battle skills, leadership, and much more.

Loved it!


(5 stars)

Great reader, long facinating book. It's interesting to here the battles that my relatives fought in described. Thanks Jim Clevenger!!

Great book, very well read!


(5 stars)

Second time listening to it. Hope Grant sounds like you.

Amazing!


(5 stars)

Mr. Grant’s memoir transports you to the earliest years of the United States of America. You witness through his eyes the Spanish American War, Great Rebellion, and personal memories with Abraham Lincoln that leave you more enchanted with Mr. Lincoln and what could have been had Mr. Lincoln not been assassinated. You walk away from this book feeling as if you know the man, US Grant, and know the people he knew intimately by association included General Sherman, General Sheridan, General Halleck, and Mr. Lincoln himself. Mr. Clevenger affects a very genuine reading of Mr. Grant’s memoirs and you feel as if the voice you hear is exactly that of Mr. Grant. Now that I have finished listening, I feel a sense of sadness that the history and memoir has come to a close.

Great historical piece and excellent reader!


(5 stars)

Enjoyed the insights into great historical event through the eyes of intelligent person. His views and opinions seemed very level headed and unbiased. Even though this book is extremely long, I very much enjoyed it because of the level of detail, engaging storytelling and just as important - superb reader skills of Jim Clevenger who took incredible amount of time to nail it all by himself! Thank you!

A great listen


(5 stars)

Thank you : sory and narration were first class