March 10, 2021

Review: The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant


The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (Volumes I and II)The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grant is a fascinating individual, and a good writer. I listened on an audiobook, which made it at times difficult to follow everything he was describing, given that I was unfamiliar with the geography. I assume a good printed edition with battle maps would have alleviated that frustration.

Again, because of the audio form, the amount of detail was at times tedious. But Grant's attention to detail is amazing, and it was informative to hear his evaluation of other generals, North and South, as well as his assessments of political leaders. Whetted my appetite for more Civil War history.

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