From Hamilton To Grant: Ron Chernow Paints A 'Farsighted' President in New Biography

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From Hamilton To Grant: Ron Chernow Paints A 'Farsighted' President in New Biography

Chernow, author of Hamilton, has a new book, just out this week, which also aims to revise our understanding of a figure he sees as overlooked and misunderstood: The 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. In it, Chernow aims to rehabilitate the way Americans think about the man who not only led the Union Army into victory during the Civil War but also led the country during the tumultuous era that followed.

Full piece at NPR

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NPR recently aired a program (fund-raiser) on the making of Hamilton the Musical which was fascinating. It was Chernow's book on Hamilton that inspired him to write the musical. Lin Manuel-Miranda happened to picked it up prior to a long vacation to have something meaty to read. Good show. Here's the link: http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2016/07/29/487819045/upcoming-pbs-hamilton-documentary-puts-us-in-the-room-where-it-happens

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