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Ulysses S. Grant: Myths, Stories and Realities
Date: Wednesday, January 22 Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon Class Number:#807 Location: Pavilion at Lemay Fee: $15
Ulysses S. Grant was simultaneously a man of common and uncommon experiences. He struggled to support his family through economic hardship and experienced feelings of anger, fear and sadness as his country descended into deadly civil war. Yet his persistence and tenacity elevated him to the highest rank in the U.S. Army during the Civil War and eventually the White House. But who was the real Grant? Was he a drunk, inept general? Was he a bad president with a corrupt administration? Discuss commonly held beliefs about Grant as we interpret a more complex individual not often covered in history textbooks.