October 5, 2016

Talk on U.S. Grant At Princeton Theological Seminary


Ronald C. White, author and fellow at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, will speak about his new biography, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant, at Princeton Theological Seminary on October 7. James M. McPherson, professor of history emeritus at Princeton University, and bestselling author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize, will respond.

Mr. White will speak in the Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library (25 Library Place in Princeton) at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and parking is available in the lot behind the library.

According to The Boston Globe, Mr. White’s book is “Magisterial . . . Grant’s esteem in the eyes of historians has increased significantly in the last generation…[American Ulysses] is the newest heavyweight champion in this movement.”

Ronald C. White is also the author of A. Lincoln: A Biography, a New York Times bestseller. Other books include Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, a New York Times notable book, and The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words, a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

The conversation and book signing is cosponsored with the Presbyterian Historical Society. For more information, visit ptsem.edu/events.