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February 27, 2019
6:30 PM
Time Details:
6:00 PM Wine & Cheese Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Central Kansas City Public Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Free; RSVP: 816.701.3407
Echoes of Grant graphic with portaits of Ulysses Grant and Dwight Eisenhower
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"Echoes of Grant: The Second World War Leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower" with John C. McManus, at Central Kansas City Public Library

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

They led in different eras, but the parallels between Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower are striking – both successful army commanders in high-stakes conflicts and then president, with deep convictions about racial equity and determination to avoid war despite their military backgrounds. Ike greatly admired Grant, studying everything from his leadership style to his personality traits and scouring Grant’s memoirs for lessons he could apply to the battlefield. John McManus, a Curators’ Distinguished Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and one of the nation’s top military historians, examines those connections, delving in particular into Eisenhower’s World War II military campaigns. This program continues a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at Central Kansas City Public Library. All are made possible by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. See "More Details" to RSVP.