ECW Podcast: Grant and Cigars

The latest Emerging Civil War Podcast is now available. Join us for a conversation with Curt Fields to talk about Ulysses S. Grant’s cigar smoking.

“I wondered, ‘How does Curt, as a living historian, deal with Grant’s cigar smoking?'” podcast host Chris Mackowski says. He knew Curt—one of the nation’s foremost Grant portrayers—doesn’t smoke, and yet Grant is universally known for his cigar smoking. “That has to be an interesting challenge to navigate,” Chris adds. “So I thought I’d call Curt up and ask him about it. And that’s where the idea for the podcast episode came from.”

You can find the episode on the Emerging Civil War Podcast page here on the website. You can also help defray the cost of our podcast by subscribing to it on ECW’s Patreon site; aside from the podcast, you get members-only bonus content each month, too!

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