Ron Chernow & Gordon Rhea Visit A House Divided

Ron Chernow and Gordon Rhea

1 November 2017

At 2pm today, we welcome Ron Chernow to A House Divided, the Lincoln, Civil War amd Military History program on the Author’s Voice network. Visit at 2pm (Central) to watch the program. After Ron Chernow we will have a brief intermission as we set up for Gordon Rhea’s visit.

Chernow will be talking about his latest book, Grant. Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant’s lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America’s greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.

Gordon Rhea will be discussing On to Petersburg. With On to Petersburg, Rhea completes his much-lauded history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in southeastern Virginia in the spring of 1864. Having previously covered the campaign in his magisterial volumes on The Battle of the WildernessThe Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow TavernTo the North Anna River, and Cold Harbor, Rhea ends this series with a comprehensive account of the last twelve days of the campaign, which concluded with the beginning of the siege of Petersburg.

This event is online only. We regret we cannot accommodate visitors to the shop for the broadcast.

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