Culture Connect Featured Event
Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and Books on the Common are very honored to welcome Michael Korda to discuss his biography of Ulysses S. Grant, which has just been republished. The program takes place at the Keeler Tavern Museum at 7 p.m.
MICHAEL KORDA was the Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster and is the author, among many other books, of Ike, Hero, With Wings like Eagles, and Charmed Lives. He lives in Pleasant Valley, NY.
Book Description - In a new illustrated and oversized edition of the acclaimed biography of Ulysses S. Grant - a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of the most successful military memoirs in American literature, and is today remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president, Michael Korda, former Editor in Chief of Simon and Schuster and author of more than 20 books, offers readers an in-depth look at the uniquely accomplished life of our 18th President.
Ulysses S. Grant was the first officer since George Washington to become a four-star general in the United States Army, and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. In this succinct and vivid biography ULYSSES S. GRANT: The Unlikely Hero (on-sale October 15; Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins), Michael Korda considers Grant’s character and reconciles the conflicting evaluations of his leadership abilities.