ECW Podcast: Ulysses S. Grant, Memoir, and Memory

Frank Varney (left) and Chris Mackowski (right) at Grant Cottage on July 23, 2023–the 138th anniversary of Grant’s death.

The latest episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast is now available.

Historians Frank Varney, Nick Sacco, and Dave Powell join Chris Mackowski for a roundtable discussion about Ulysses S. Grant’s memoir and memory.

Using Frank’s new book Ulysses S. Grant and the Verdict of History as a springboard, the four historians talk about the way Grant remembered things and some of the factors that played into why he remembered things the way he did.

Nick is the chief of interpretation at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis. Dave, a regular ECW contributor, is author of The Impulse of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant at Chattanooga. Chris is the author of Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Ulysses S. Grant and the Verdict of History (Savas Beatie, 2023)

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