Tag Archives: Friends of Grant Cottage

Grant’s Last Battle Redux

I’m always excited to have a box of my books show up on my doorstep from the printer. This week, it was the newly printed second edition of Grant’s Last Battle. As a parent, you’re not supposed to have a … Continue reading

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On Location: Grant Cottage

Today is the anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s death in 1885. He died just days after finishing his memoirs—a writing project he undertook to save his family from destitution as he was dying of throat cancer. It’s a compelling story. … Continue reading

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Closing the Season at Grant Cottage

From my seat under the authors’ tent, I look across the paved driveway to the spot on the cottage porch where Ulysses S. Grant often sat in his chair, writing. The chair itself now sits inside the corner room of … Continue reading

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Catering to General Grant’s Last Days

I’m heading up to Grant Cottage for an event this weekend, where I’m supposed to be talking about my latest book, Grant’s Last Battle, which focuses on the last few months of Ulysses S. Grant’s life. As he was dying of … Continue reading

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8:08 a.m.

The clock at Grant Cottage still reads 8:08—the time of Ulysses S. Grant’s death on the morning of July 23, 1885.

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