U.S. Grant Memoirs - Panel Discussion 8/30

Jan 14, 2018
Adirondacks-New York
Grant Cottage Historic Site is hosting a live panel discussion this Sunday 8/30 at 7PM ET on Facebook:


Memoirs and Memory: U.S. Grant’s Literary Legacy Discussing the Impact of the Personal Memoirs
Join us for a panel discussion exploring the powerful impact the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant have had on the understanding of a pivotal period in American history. Our panel will discuss Grant as a writer and how his personal experiences shaped his perception of the war. We will evaluate Grant’s writing career and those who influenced it, while tackling some debates surrounding the true authorship and accuracy of his memoirs. In this program, we hope to shed some light on the great influence one man’s short literary career had on American history. To provide a truly interactive experience we will accept some pre-submitted and live questions from the viewing audience. (Send questions to [email protected] with subject line AUG30) Note: The program will be recorded and available for viewing later on Facebook and Youtube.

Our panelists:

Dr. Chris Mackowski: Managing Editor of the Emerging Civil war book series and blog, Professor of Communication and Jandoli School Assistant Dean at St. Bonaventure University. Mackowski’s work has been widely published; he has been featured on multiple television programs and is author of nine books including Grant’s Last Battle.

Dr. Andre Fleche: Award-winning author and Associate Professor at Castleton College with expertise in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Fleche has been published multiple times, has been featured on C-Span, and is the author of The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict.

Ben Kemp: Operations Manager for the Friends of Grant Cottage since 2014. Kemp is an avid U.S. Grant researcher, living historian and presenter who has been featured on C-Span, PBS and the Grant documentary series on the History Channel.