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Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant

February 20, 2018

A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant runs 60-70 minutes, and features period music, photographs, and cartoons as Grant reviews his life—an informative, humorous and touching portrayal of the victorious General whose strategy and tenacity won the Civil War, the President who struggled to rebuild his nation after the war, and the husband and father whose final efforts were devoted to the financial support of his wife and family.

The performance focuses on Grant’s experiences as President and Lieutenant General of the United States Army, but it also touches Grant’s childhood in Ohio, his military service in the Mexican War and his resignation from the U.S. Army and subsequent attempts to support his family as a civilian.

The show is presented as Grant, in the final weeks of his life, struggles to complete his autobiography before his death from cancer of the throat in July, 1885. The performance features mentions of Iowa’s special contributions to the Union cause, and includes a discussion of the effect of the Mexican War on the map of Iowa. In addition, on request, Grady will adapt the performance to include historical items of local interest.

Funded project of Humanities Iowa, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Humanities Iowa Phone: (319) 335-4149
Ericson Public Library
702 Greene Street
Boone, IA 50036
United States
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