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Grant's Final Victory - Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year-logo

Grant's Final Victory - Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year

Charles Bracelen Flood

Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin. As Grant continued his work, suffering increasing pain, the American public became aware of this race between Grant's writing and his fatal illness. Twenty years after his respectful and magnanimous demeanor toward Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, people in the North and the South came to know Grant as the brave, honest man he was, now using his famous determination in this final effort. Grant finished Memoirs just four days before he died in July 1885. Published after his death by his friend Mark Twain, Grant's Memoirs became an instant bestseller, restoring his family's financial health and, more importantly, helping to cure the nation of bitter discord. More than any other American before or since, Grant, in his last year, was able to heal this-the country's greatest wound.

Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin. As Grant continued his work, suffering increasing pain, the American public became aware of this race between Grant's writing and his fatal illness. Twenty years after his respectful and magnanimous demeanor toward Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, people in the North and the South came to know Grant as the brave, honest man he was, now using his famous determination in this final effort. Grant finished Memoirs just four days before he died in July 1885. Published after his death by his friend Mark Twain, Grant's Memoirs became an instant bestseller, restoring his family's financial health and, more importantly, helping to cure the nation of bitter discord. More than any other American before or since, Grant, in his last year, was able to heal this-the country's greatest wound.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin. As Grant continued his work, suffering increasing pain, the American public became aware of this race between Grant's writing and his fatal illness. Twenty years after his respectful and magnanimous demeanor toward Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, people in the North and the South came to know Grant as the brave, honest man he was, now using his famous determination in this final effort. Grant finished Memoirs just four days before he died in July 1885. Published after his death by his friend Mark Twain, Grant's Memoirs became an instant bestseller, restoring his family's financial health and, more importantly, helping to cure the nation of bitter discord. More than any other American before or since, Grant, in his last year, was able to heal this-the country's greatest wound.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

8h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

44:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

56:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

53:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:27