Newark Museum Interim Co-Director Ulysses Grant Dietz has announced the appointment of Amy Simon Hopwood as Associate Curator, Decorative Arts Collection. "I am happy to welcome Amy as the newest member of the Newark Museum?s curatorial...Show More Summary
With a new biography of Ulysses S. Grant out by the man who helped put Alexander Hamilton back in the center of 21st American popular culture, I’m late to the game to sing Grant’s praises. I have not read Chernow’s book. But I have been rereading Grant’s memoirs. Show More Summary
Ulysses S. Grant is a historical figure who’s often portrayed in a not-so-flattering light. Many Americans know him as a drunk, inept businessman who found himself thrust into generalship during the Civil War and led the Union to victory...Show More Summary
We take Christmas as a public holiday for granted, even in our increasingly multi-religious and non-religious world.
December 25th became an official Federal holiday in 1870 when it was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. Americans have been officially “Merry Christmasing” for 147 years. A few years ago a Rasmussen poll reflected: Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 66% of American Adults prefer Merry Christmas. Show More Summary
Charles W. Calhoun, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant (University Press of Kansas, 2017). Lorien Foote, Seeking One Great Remedy: Francis George Shaw & Nineteenth-Century Reform (Ohio University Press, 2003). Linda Gordon, The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition (Liveright, 2017). Cynthia Nicoletti, Secession […]
For all his faults, he was undoubtedly one of the great men of history, according to Ron Chernow
“Lee’s army is really whipped,” declared Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck on May 26, 1864. A battle with them outside of entrenchments cannot be had.” Thwarted by the Army of Northern Virginia at the North Anna River, Grant was preparing to swing around Robert E. Show More Summary
Warfare History Network History, North America Many federal soldiers who survived the battle agreed. “Lee’s army is really whipped,” declared Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck on May 26, 1864. “The prisoners we now take show it, and the actions of his army show it unmistakably. Show More Summary
Editor’s note: After the Battle of Bull Run, Ulysses S. Grant was appointed colonel of a regiment of infantry. In this excerpt from his personal memoirs, he reveals the anxiety he felt as he led his men in their first serious expedition...Show More Summary
Louisa Thomas recommends “The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,” Robin Wright recommends Wendy Pearlman’s “Voices from Syria,” and Benjamin Wallace-Wells recommends “In Praise of Forgetting,” by David Rieff.
EXCLUSIVE: Lionstate and Appian Way have acquired movie rights to Grant, the new bestselling Ron Chernow biography of Ulysses S. Grant. David James Kelly has been set to adapt. Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Washington: A Life, whose Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning musical Hamilton. Show More Summary
Readers respond to Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Bill Clinton’s review.
DigMag11.13.17.jpg National Review ’s latest digital magazine is out today for subscribers, featuring Kevin D. Williamson’s cover story on NAFTA. Also inside you’ll find Lance Morrow on Ulysses S. Grant, and a review of Victor DavisShow More Summary
President Grant’s signature on the 15th Amendment was a bold stroke for equality
“The adoption of the 15th Amendment … constitutes the most important event that has occurred, since the nation came into life.” Ulysses S. Grant, as quoted in Ron Chernow’s new biography.
Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”
Want to listen to this article out loud? Hear it on Slate Voice. No American ever rose further faster than Ulysses S. Grant. Grant washed out of the Army after a promising start—West Point, Mexican-American War heroics—and by 1859, he could be found wandering the streets of St. Show More Summary
Ron Chernow’s “Grant” gives us a Ulysses S. Grant for our times.
Chernow is out to find undiscovered nobility in Ulysses S. Grant’s story, and he succeeds.