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The Resource Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, (eAudiobook)

Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, (eAudiobook)

Label
Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Title
Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Statement of responsibility
Ulysses S. Grant
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant's is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in battle, to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great courage as he reflects on the fortunes that shaped his life and his character. Written under excruciating circumstances-Grant was dying of throat cancer-and encouraged and edited from its very inception by Mark Twain, it is a triumph of the art of autobiography. Grant was sick and broke when he began work on his memoirs. Driven by financial worries and a desire to provide for his wife, he wrote diligently during a year of deteriorating health. He vowed he would finish the work before he died, and one week after its completion, he lay dead at the age of sixty-three. Publication of the memoirs came at a time when the public was being treated to a spate of wartime reminiscences, many of them defensive in nature, seeking to refight battles or attack old enemies. Grant's penetrating and stately work reveals a nobility of spirit and an innate grasp of the important fact, which he rarely displayed in private life. He writes in his preface that he took up the task "with a sincere desire to avoid doing injustice to anyone, whether on the National or the Confederate side."
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1822-1885
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Grant, Ulysses S.
Dewey number
973.8/2092
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Robin Field
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1947-
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  • Field, Robin
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  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Generals
Target audience
adult
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Label
Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, (eAudiobook)
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Publication
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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MWT10025365
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (29hr., 35 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781982494001
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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digital.
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10025365
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MWT10025365
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, (eAudiobook)
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT10025365
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (29hr., 35 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982494001
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10025365
Publisher number
MWT10025365
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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