Grant Moves South (Unabridged) Grant Moves South (Unabridged)

Grant Moves South (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings
    • $35.99

    • $35.99

Publisher Description

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's acclaimed Civil War history of the complex man and controversial Union commander whose battlefield brilliance ensured the downfall of the Confederacy.

Preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton narrows his focus on commander Ulysses S. Grant, whose bold tactics and relentless dedication to the Union ultimately ensured a Northern victory in the nation's bloodiest conflict.

While a succession of Union generals - from McClellan to Burnside to Hooker to Meade - were losing battles and sacrificing troops due to ego, egregious errors, and incompetence, an unassuming Federal Army commander was excelling in the Western theater of operations. Though unskilled in military power politics and disregarded by his peers, Colonel Grant, commander of the Twenty-First Illinois Volunteer Infantry, was proving to be an unstoppable force. He won victory after victory at Belmont, Fort Henry, and Fort Donelson, while brilliantly avoiding near-catastrophe and ultimately triumphing at Shiloh. And Grant's bold maneuvers at Vicksburg would cost the Confederacy its invaluable lifeline: the Mississippi River. But destiny and President Lincoln had even loftier plans for Grant, placing nothing less than the future of an entire nation in the capable hands of the North's most valuable military leader.

Based in large part on military communiqués, personal eyewitness accounts, and Grant's own writings, Catton's extraordinary history offers listeners an insightful look at arguably the most innovative Civil War battlefield strategist, unmatched by even the South's legendary Robert E. Lee.

Biographies & Memoirs
Bronson Pinchot
hr min
May 8
Audible Studios

Customer Reviews

u.s. History 101 ,

Not quite perfect.

In my humble opinion there is no better Civil War historian and author than Bruce Catton! This is a well written account of General Grant’s command in the West in the early part of the war. The reason it is not rated at five stars is that who ever was the producer of this recording is clearly not familiar with the history of the civil war and failed to employ a technical advisor who was. I say this because the narrator had great difficulty correctly pronouncing the names of places and people throughout the recording and no one caught the mistakes. This is not the fault of the narrator but the failure of the producer. It became irritating after a while.

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