Thu, December 7, 2023 7:30 P.M.
Soldier of Destiny evokes the life of the famed general through his conflicted connection to slavery, allowing readers a clearer understanding of this great American.
Captain Ulysses S. Grant, an obscure army officer who was expelled for alcohol abuse in 1854, rose to become general-in-chief of the United States Army in 1864. What accounts for this astonishing turn-around during this extraordinary decade? Was it destiny? Or was he just an ordinary man, opportunistically benefiting from the turmoil of the Civil War to advance to the highest military rank?
Author John Reeves has taught European and American history at Lehman College, Bronx Community College, and Southbank University in London. His articles on Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant have been featured in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the History News Network. He’s also been interviewed on the Civil War by NPR’s All Things Considered, the BBC, and The History Channel. He is the author of The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee and A Fire in the Wilderness.
Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. | Zoom - Virtual
(For those attending virtually, a link to the event will be emailed upon registration.)