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Grant

Ron Chernow

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greate

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greate
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greate

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

23h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:42


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:02


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:51


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:17


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:08


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:24


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:51


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:44


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:01


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:06


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:18


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:29


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:38


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:59


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:57


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:03


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:28


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:07


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:04


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:16


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

09:32


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:03


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:17


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:14


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:24


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

10:00


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

09:42


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:26


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:42


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:47


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:48


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:33


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:07


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:58


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:02


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:47


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:51


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:41


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:37


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:02


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:39


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:01


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:50


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:36


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:27


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:41


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:52


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:53


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:17


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:31


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:09


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:17


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

09:13


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:20


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:18


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:56


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:53


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:05


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:13


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:09


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:08


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:50


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:11


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:56


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:22


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:10


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:26


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:38


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

08:55


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

09:09


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:58


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:51


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:17


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:41


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:40


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:28


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:16


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:22


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:24


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:20


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:18


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

09:58


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

09:12


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

08:40


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:35


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:45


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

09:13


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:02


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

09:03


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

09:34


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

08:57


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:22


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

08:28


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:49


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

07:39


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

08:40


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

08:28


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

08:58


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

09:47


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:03


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

08:32


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

07:43

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