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Book Talk with Frank P. Varney – General Grant and the Verdict of History: Memoir, Memory and the Civil War

June 29, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm


Ulysses S. Grant is best remembered today as a war-winning general, and he certainly deserves credit for his efforts on behalf of the Union. But has he received too much credit at the expense of other men? Have others who fought the war with him suffered unfairly at his hands? Join us virtually with author Frank P. Varney as he explores General Grant and the Verdict of History

Frank Varney earned his undergraduate degree at William Paterson University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Cornell University. He is a recently retired Distinguished Professor of U.S. and Classical History and has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. Dr. Varney is available to take student groups to historic sites—especially Civil War battlefields—and is a frequent speaker at Civil War roundtables, historical societies, and other interested groups. He has been the keynote speaker at several veterans’ memorial dedications and has made numerous radio and TV appearances.