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Strategy, Statecraft, and Character in Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War Memoir

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 5:00-6:15 PM - Washington D.C.

Join the Institute of World Politics for a webinar presentation on “Strategy, Statecraft, and Character in Ulysses S. Grant’s Civil War Memoir” with CSD Scholar Dr. Peter Campbell, on Thursday June 10, 2021 at 5:00 – 6:15 PM EST.

As a general, Ulysses S. Grant was often dismissed as a butcher of men and no strategist. This reputation is undeserved, however. Ulysses S. Grant’s memoir of the Civil War is a treasure trove of insights for the strategist. In its pages, Grant invites his reader to contemplate with him the constant struggle to reconcile military means with political ends, the way military maxims crumble under the weight of the reality of war, and, most importantly, the vital role that character and personality play in the design and execution of military operations and strategy. To register for the IWP event, click here. To read Campbell’s CSD essay, “Ulysses S. Grant’s Civil War Memoir and Strategy,” click here.

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