Wednesday, November 1 | 6 - 7 PM
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 E Chicago Ave | Chicago, IL | 60611
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of George Washington, John D. Rockefeller, and Alexander Hamilton (the last of which inspired the Broadway musical), Ron Chernow comes to CHF to deliver a dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling presidents. In Grant, Chernow finds the threads that bind together the caricatures of Ulysses S. Grant—the inept businessman, the triumphant but brutal Union general, the hapless president—with his spirit and monumental accomplishments. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow sheds new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic…and yet the greatest hero.” Jeremy McCarter, author of Young Radicals and co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, joins Chernow for this revealing conversation.
Ticket purchase includes a copy of Grant. An option for 1 book + 2 tickets is available through the box office at (312) 605-8444.
A book signing will follow this program.
This program is generously underwritten by John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe.
Ron Chernow is the prize-winning author of six previous books and the recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. His first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award, Washington: A Life won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and Alexander Hamilton—the inspiration for the Broadway musical—won the American History Book Prize. A past president of PEN America, Chernow has been the recipient of eight honorary doctorates. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Jeremy McCarter is the author of Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals and co-author with Lin-Manuel Miranda of the bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution. He has written about culture and politics for New York, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Buzzfeed. He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York. He studied history at Harvard and lives in Chicago.