LOCATION CHANGE: Due to expected inclement weather conditions, this program will be presented at General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its tenth summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a rich selection of topics, including government and politics, presidential biography, and the Civil War.
First published in 1885 by Mark Twain, the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant offer keen insight into how a tanner’s son evolved into one of the most revered military leaders in American history. In a newly published edition, scholar Elizabeth D. Samet revisits Grant’s memoirs and illuminates the historical and cultural contexts of the moments that defined Grant’s legacy.
Elizabeth D. Samet is a professor of English at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the editor of The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.
This program will be held at General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.