April 5, 2021 – How did the general who saved the Union and served two terms as president, earn so much love from the nation that they memorialized him with what’s the largest mausoleum in the Western Hemisphere? We explore this story with Louis Picone in Grant’s Tomb: The Epic Death of Ulysses S. Grant and the Making of an American Pantheon.
Louis and I previously caught up to discuss his books Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces and The President is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond. In Grant’s Tomb, he examines how Americans memorialized one of the most significant leaders in history, and how that man defied a death sentence from cancer to write his epic memoir and provide for his wife and family.