Ulysses S. Grant


Read by David Wales

(4.6 stars; 114 reviews)

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)

(2 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Author's Preface and Chapters 1 - 2 9:31 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 15:39 Read by David Wales
Chapter 4 13:37 Read by David Wales
Chapter 5 Part 1 26:08 Read by David Wales
Chapter 5 Part 2 20:40 Read by David Wales
Chapter 5 Part 3 23:34 Read by David Wales
Chapter 5 Part 4 24:43 Read by David Wales
Chapter 5 Part 5 19:23 Read by David Wales
Chapter 6 12:35 Read by David Wales

Reviews

I loved this book. Was able to listen to in just a afternoon.

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

great speaker on an interesting subject

(5 stars)

Owen wister brought grant to life

Good overview for the Grant novice

(4 stars)

Slow-paced, sympathetic portrait of General Grant with a focus on military accomplishments. It’s short and glosses over his failures, but one does come away appreciating the complexity of the man. This was just what I wanted before tackling Grant’s own autobiography. The narrator has a sort of drawl that is well-suited for the text.

The General Who Conquered Lee

(4 stars)

Wister knows how to weave a fascinating story from the dry threads of history.

(5 stars)

A well-written summary as a tribute to an America hero. Well read, also.

excellent summary of his wat life and character.

(4.5 stars)

Concise overview of Grant. Well worth a listen!

(5 stars)