'Unconditional Surrender' - Ulysses S. Grant

2022-04-22 15:50:31

Noted historian Pete Grady joins us in a reenactment program about Ulysses S. Grant.  Toward the end of his life and struggling to finish a book to support his family, General Grant reminisces about his life.

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant is a one-man show about the life and times of the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. Pete Grady, the author and performer, has performed his show over 100 times at venues in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, Colorado, and Arizona.

The program has been described as “a riveting performance that captures the essence of Ulysses S. Grant. Well scripted and perfectly delivered” (Greg Wolk, Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri) and as  “. . . the most engaging program we have ever hosted at the Kirkendall Public Library.. . . . . I highly recommend this program.” (Joy King, Kirkendall Public Library, Ankeny, Iowa).

Mr. Grady does a masterful job bringing history to life.  If you enjoyed our program last fall on Abraham Lincoln, you'll love this one too!

This program is presented thanks to a grant from Humanities Iowa and like all of our programming, is open to the public and free of charge.