Friday, October 26, 7pm
Maryville University Auditorium
Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books welcome National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow, who will discuss his new book, Grant!
Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess; or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War; or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the worst excesses of the Gilded Age. These stereotypes don’t come close to capturing adequately his spirit and the sheer magnitude of his monumental accomplishments. A biographer at the height of his powers, Chernow has produced a portrait of Grant that is a masterpiece, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.
"Books of its caliber by writers of Chernow’s stature are rare, and this one qualifies as a major event...There are ways in which Grant’s times eerily resemble our own…Indispensable.” —The New York Times
- A $25 ticket admits one person and includes one autographed paperback copy of Grant
- A $30 ticket admits two people and includes one autographed paperback copy of Grant, plus a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy of Grant at the event
Tickets on sale below. Please note: all books will come pre-signed; Ron Chernow will not be signing books at this event. Those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of Grant or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event. No refunds will be granted after 12pm on Friday, October 26.
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