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15 Things You May Not Know About Ulysses S. Grant

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Our 18th U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant was, like so many of our presidents before and since, a fascinating person in real life. Show More Summary

The Reconstruction of Ulysses S. Grant

2 months agoHumor / odd : Damn Interesting

In the second half of the 19th century, few Americans were better known–and revered–than the man whose face looks out today from the $50 bill. Ulysses S. Grant led Union troops to victory in the American Civil War, then thwarted attempts by President Andrew Johnson to suppress fundamental civil rights of newly freed black Americans. Show More Summary

Newark Museum celebrates the golden legacy of Chief Curator Ulysses Grant Dietz

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

When the Newark Museum?s Chief Curator Ulysses Grant Dietz steps down from his position at the end of 2017, he will leave behind a 37-year legacy marked with silver, jewels, ceramics and a Victorian mansion. Dietz will transition from his post as the Museum?s Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts to Curator Emeritus as of December 31st. Show More Summary

Smash Putt's Reign of Anarchic Mini-Golf Is Nearly Over

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Drew Atkins Ulysses Grant For a miniature-golf entrepreneur, Jeremy Franklin-Ross has a unique aversion to concepts like points and pars. Since 2009, he and a team of fellow artists, woodworkers, and hackers have organized Smash Putt,...Show More Summary

The Romantic Reason Ulysses S. Grant Didn’t Want His Wife to Get Cosmetic Surgery

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

When her husband was elected president, Julia Grant considered having cosmetic surgery—but Ulysses urged her not to. Here's why.

Live from Seattle's Emergency Protest Against Trump's Immigrant and Refugee Ban

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Leilani Polk Protesters at Sea-Tac on Saturday evening. Ulysses Grant There's been a surge of outrage and organizing since freshly-elected President Trump signed his latest controversial executive order, an extreme sort of vetting...Show More Summary

What presidential rhetoric scholars hope to see in Trump’s inaugural speech

When Ulysses S. Grant gave his second inaugural address, he closed with an unusually grumbling note. From his time as a Civil War general to both of his campaigns, he said, "I have been the subject of abuse and slander scarcely ever equaled in political history, which I feel that I can afford to disregard in view of your […]

Internet, animal rights helped shut down Ringling Bros.

In an online era, “The Greatest Show on Earth” didn’t seem so great after enthralling fans since Ulysses S. Grant was president

"American Ulysses"

Grant had the man arrested and brought to his headquarters where he was strung up by his thumbs. In Commentary: Read all of John Steele Gordon's review of the latest biography of Ulysses Grant, a truly great man.

21 Christmas facts that could blow your stockings off

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Tis the season of good cheer: Fun gifts, time with your family and a much-needed day off. That wasn't always the case. It wasn't until 1870 that Congress declared Christmas a national holiday under President Ulysses S. Grant. That's not all you may not know about Christmas. Show More Summary

Miss Sloane

Legend has it that the term "lobbyist" originated during the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, who referred to the petitioners bombarding him with requests for support as "lobbyists" because they always ambushed him while he was trying to relax with a brandy in the lobby of the Willard Hotel in Washington. Show More Summary

Death investigation involving 'town bully' sets city on edge

6 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

GALENA (WGN) -- Three hours northwest of Chicago is a resort town famous for its golf courses in the summer and skiing in winter. It's also the historical home of President Ulysses S. Grant. So what drew WGN investigates to Galena? Turns out there's a scandal that's got many of its 3,000 residents talking. Show More Summary

What I’ve been reading

1. Ronald C. White, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. GrantGrant is still underrated, this book is highly readable and to the point and not to fusty.  Someone should get Paul Krugman (a Grant fan) to review this book. 2. Jeffrey...Show More Summary

The Enigma of Ulysses S. Grant

A magisterial new biography fails to crack the mystery of America’s greatest general.

Ulysses S. Grant Launched an Illegal War Against the Plains Indians, Then Lied About It

The President promised peace with Indians — and covertly hatched the plot that provoked one of the bloodiest conflicts in the West

Nonfiction: Ulysses S. Grant: New Biography of ‘A Nobody From Nowhere’

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

In “American Ulysses,” Ronald C. White focuses on Grant’s virtues instead of his flaws.

Ulysses S. Grant emerges a hero in new bio

'American Ulysses' offers a revisionist portrait of Grant's presidency.        

The Presidential Character

(Steven Hayward) Surveying the electoral scene of the moment summons to mind Henry Adams’s mordant observation that the progression of presidents from George Washington to Ulysses S. Grant was a sufficient refutation of the theory of evolution. Show More Summary

Why Ulysses S. Grant Was One of America’s Greatest Leaders

Ronald C. White History, And why it matters.  Friends at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site near St. Louis tell me most visitors arrive with little knowledge of Grant—but leave with deep appreciation. In my biography of Abraham Lincoln, I wrote of Grant, the decorated Civil War general, but I now confess: I did not fully know the man. Show More Summary

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 49

This is the grave of Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant was a failure at basically everything in life up to the Civil War, rose out of obscurity and disgrace to lead the nation in the crushing of treason in defense of slavery (although Grant himself had married into a slaveholding family), became the nation’s […]

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