All in the Family

You may find interesting the reflections of Ulysses Grant Dietz, a direct descendant of Ulysses and Julia Grant, on his ancestor’s reputation through the years.  Mr. Dietz, by the way, preceded me by a few years at Exeter.  Our paths did not cross then and have not since.

4 thoughts on “All in the Family

  1. Jeffry Burden July 14, 2011 / 5:43 pm

    Might he not be an interesting contact for you to make? It sounds like he’s done some thinking on this era.

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2011 / 6:15 pm

      It’s an interesting call, because one doesn’t want to be seen as the family biographer. Unlike several other recent Grant biographers, for example, I’ve had nothing to do with the Ulysses S. Grant Association, for various reasons.

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