Ulysses S. Grant: The American Presidents Series: The 18th President, 1869-1877
Wednesday, February 12 | 3:30pm
Josiah Bunting III Educator, Military Officer, College President, and Author
Josiah Bunting III is chairman of the Friends of the National WWII Memorial. In 2016, he completed a 12-year tenure as president of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. During active duty with the U.S. Army, he served as an infantry officer in Vietnam with the Ninth Infantry Division. General Bunting is the author of several books, including a biography written for Arthur Schlesinger’s presidential series on Ulysses S. Grant. As a general, Ulysses S. Grant is routinely described as the man who turned the tide of the Civil War, and who showed vision and magnanimity at Appomattox. But the most common word associated with his presidency is “scandal.” Grant is often portrayed as a man out of his depth, whose trusting nature and hands-off management style opened the federal coffers to unprecedented plunder. But that caricature does not do justice to the realities of Grant’s term in office, as Josiah Bunting III shows in this provocative assessment of our 18th president.
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