General Grant and the Verdict of History with Dr. Frank Varney
Join fellow club members and their guests as we welcome back Frank Varney to The Club to talk about his new book General Grant and the Verdict of History, 2023.
General Ulysses S. Grant is best remembered today as a war-winning general, and he certainly deserves credit for his efforts on behalf of the Union. But has he received too much credit at the expense of other men? Have others who fought the war with him suffered unfairly at his hands? General Grant and the Verdict of Memoir, Memory, and the Civil War
explores these issues.
Professor Frank P. Varney examines Grant's relationship with three noted Civil War the brash and uncompromising "Fighting Joe" Hooker; George H. Thomas, the stellar commander who earned the sobriquet "Rock of Chickamauga"; and Gouverneur Kemble Warren, who served honorably and well in every major action of the Army of the Potomac before being relieved less than two weeks before Appomattox, and only after he had played a prominent part in the major Union victory at Five Forks.
6:00pm reception; 6:30pm lecture, gratis. Advance registrations required.