Ulysses S. Grant in War and Peace
H. W. Brands is a dynamic historian and best-selling author of numerous books, including The Man Who Saved the Union, a sweeping and majestic biography of Ulysses S. Grant. The Man Who Saved the Union was featured on President C. L. Max Nikiasís 2014 summer reading list, which highlights a few books that he believes every USC student should read. In a fascinating event, Brands will animate the details and repercussions of the life of Ulysses S. Grant, who saved the Union twice: once during the Civil War and again during Reconstruction. Grantís life and career furnish a tale of individual accomplishment even as they shed light on the enduring question of why America has such a propensity toward war. Grantís story will come alive in a discussion by H. W. Brands, who has said that “History is a story...in fact, it is the best story I can think of.” For more info, click here.
Around the World with Visions and Voices:
USC professor Jacob Soll examines the origins of modern politics by considering often-overlooked elements of history. His most recent book, The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations, reveals how accounting can be used both to build kingdoms, empires and entire civilizations, and to undermine them.
09/15/2014: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Actor David Prather will join Carl St.Clair and the USC Thornton Symphony in a dynamic, multimedia performance of the music of Dmitri Shostakovich and an exploration of the fraught relationship between the composer and Stalin’s Communist regime.
09/18/2014: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Asian American theatre collective Artists at Play presents 99 Histories, a powerful story about the bonds between Korean American mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts. In this poignant drama, what is remembered might be made up, and the only homelands that seem to exist are imaginary.
09/21/2014: 1:15pm - 5:30pm
The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
Celebrating USC's Core Values