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John Marszalek

The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Annotated Edition

Airdate: 10/14/2017 @ 12:00 pm CST

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Bjorn Skaptason talks to eminent U.S. Grant historian, John Marszalek about his book, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, Annotated Edition.

This is the first comprehensively annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, clarifying the great military leader’s thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War and offering his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making.

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Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.

He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.

 

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