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    Grant Memorial

    Michele Cohen provided an overview of the Grant Memorial, including its site, the artist who created it, the current conservation project, as well as a discussion of the Grant Memorial…

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    Ulysses S. Grant's Boyhood Home

    Nancy Purdy gave a tour of Ulysses S. Grant’s boyhood home and talked about his upbringing. She spoke about Grant’s parents, Jesse and Hannah Grant, and how their values…

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    Book Discussion on U.S. Grant

    Joan Waugh talked about her book U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, concentrating on the aftermath of the Civil War. “'The Rebels Are Our Countrymen Again': U.S. Grant and the…

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    Grant Memorial Dedication

    This 1922 U.S. Army Signal Corps silent film of the dedication of the Grant Memorial, held on the U.S. capitol grounds, included marching bands and a parade of American Civil War veterans.

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    Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

    East Carolina University professor emeritus Charles Calhoun talked about the obstacles President Ulysses S. Grant faced and what he accomplished during his presidency. He spoke about…

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    Post War Relationship Between Mosby and Grant

    David Goetz talked about the post-Civil War lives of Confederate General John Singleton Mosby and Union commander Ulysses S. Grant after the Civil War and the connection they shared for the…

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    First Lady Julia Grant

    William Seale and Pamela Sanfilippo talked about the life and influence of first lady Julia Grant and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*From a slave-holding…

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    Life Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

    In the eighteenth in a series on American presidents, the life and career of Ulysses S. Grant were discussed. Mr. Simon and Mr. Ballard talked about his military career,…

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    Lincoln, Congress, Grant, and the Lieutenant General Act

    Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act of 1864. The act made Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general and gave him command of the…

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    General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac

    Two historians discussed the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. They focus on Grant’s efforts in leading the Union Army of the Potomac against Robert E. Lee and the Confederate…

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    Book Discussion on When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President…

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    Book Discussion on Grant's Final Victory

    Charles Flood recounts the final years of Ulysses S. Grant. The former President had terminal mouth and throat cancer and was in great financial straits after being cheated by a…

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    Ulysses S. Grant Before the Civil War

    Gregory Hospodor talked about the pre-Civil War life of Ulysses S. Grant, including his military education, character, and marriage. As a failed businessman who had resigned his Army…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and National Memory

    Bryan Le Beau talked about how although the facts of President Ulysses S. Grant’s life have not changed since his death in 1885, his image in the national memory has changed over the…

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    Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

    Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the statue of General Ulysses S. Grant on the U.S. Capitol West Front in Washington, D.C. Date of interview unknown.

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    Attributes of Successful Presidents, Part 4

    The Massachusetts College of Law hosted historians and political scientists to explore successful and unsuccessful presidents. This session dealt with Ulysses S. Grant and Warren G.…

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    Washington Schlepped Here - Grant Memorial

    Christopher Buckley read from his book, Washington Schlepped Here. This section was on the Grant Memorial at the foot of the west front of the U.S. Capitol. He talked about President…

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    Book Discussion on Ulysses S. Grant : The Unlikely Hero

    Mr. Korda, editor in chief of Simon and Schuster, discussed his biography Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero, about the Civil War general and U.S. president. The book was written…

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    Book Discussion on Ulysses S. Grant

    Mr. Bunting discussed his biography Ulysses S. Grant, published by Times Books. He argued that Grant’s tenure as U.S. President has been undervalued by historians, who…

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    Book Discussion on Grant and Twain

    Mr. Perry discussed his book Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America, published by Random House. The book discusses the relationship between Mark Twain…

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