RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Ulysses S. Grant

A collection of news and information related to Ulysses S. Grant published by this site and its partners.

Top Ulysses S. Grant Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • ‘Lincoln’: Look at all those TV actors; did you love the surprise?

     
    Another day at the multiplex, another chance to see some wonderful TV actors showing their versatility. Today's example: “Lincoln.” Of course, it's a grand showcase for Daniel Day-Lewis as Honest Abe. But the intimate Steven Spielberg epic...
  • The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays

     The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays
    Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third. In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
  • Lost Old Point Comfort landmark once helped define Hampton Roads

    Lost Old Point Comfort landmark once helped define Hampton Roads
    Rarely has anyone changed the landscape in Hampton Roads as dramatically as Secretary of the Army  Elihu Root when he signed a Sept. 1, 1902 order authorizing the razing of the Hygeia Hotel. The landmark structure stretched for more than 700 yards...
  • News of the carnage at Vicksburg reaches the Lehigh Valley

    News of the carnage at Vicksburg reaches the Lehigh Valley
    As Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched north through the Shenandoah Valley toward Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, news of a different, distant campaign reached the Lehigh Valley in the summer of 1863. The Allentown Democrat of June 10, 1863...
  • School's out for one teacher

    School's out for one teacher
    Tom Purdy did not anticipate a long career in education when he agreed to an interview for a Thurston Middle School teaching position while waiting to play volleyball on Main Beach 41 years ago. Purdy, who was 22 at the time, had just finished college....
  • Aberdeen mayor and city council raises not justified [editorial]

    What's the fair going rate to pay someone who has been elected to public office? It's an open question, and one that needs to be asked often and, once settled for one generation, asked anew again for the next generation. These days it's being asked in...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Ses-qui-cen-ten-ni-al'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Ses-qui-cen-ten-ni-al'
    When it comes to American history, the Civil War remains a topic that's charged with emotion. So it's disappointing that there's not more passion at the heart of "Ses•qui•cen•ten•ni•al – The Civil War Remembered," a one-...
  • Siege of Suffolk envelops Hampton Roads

     Siege of Suffolk envelops Hampton Roads
    No one remembers how high Lt. Amos Thayer had to climb on April 11, 1863, as he scrambled up to a tree-top observation post overlooking the western approaches to Suffolk. But despite his lofty vantage point — and a panoramic prospect that Union...
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:35 a.m.  He’s on almost every single ballot…but not allowed to participate in the debates.  Mike McConnell talks to the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.  12 - 3 p.m. ...
  • Carnett: Others' histories stand as great inspirations

    I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
  • Karen Russell explains 'The Barn at the End of Our Term'

    Karen Russell explains 'The Barn at the End of Our Term'
    Singling out a Karen Russell story for being strange is a bit like acknowledging a raindrop for being wet. Beginning with her debut 2006 collection, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” Russell has presented an expanding...