The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Petraeus-Hertog Lecture on Leadership
Elizabeth D. Samet, David H. Petraeus (moderator)
Wed, March 11th, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)

Note: This event is sold out



The memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, first published in 1885 by Mark Twain, offer profound insight into how a tanner’s son evolved into one of the most revered military leaders in American history. In conversation with General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, scholar Elizabeth D. Samet revisits Grant’s memoirs and illuminates the historical and cultural contexts of the moments that shaped 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. General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus (moderator) commanded coalition forces during the Surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan and served as director of the CIA. He is now partner in the global investment firm KKR and chairman of the KKR Global Institute.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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