Standing Strong: The Heroes of Little Round Top
"He [Brigadier General Strong Vincent] died near Gettysburg, July 7, 1863 ... within sight of that field which his bravery had so greatly assisted to win. ... A soldier, a scholar, a friend, has fallen. For his country, struggling for its life, he willingly gave his own." - Colonel James C. Rice (succeeding Vincent as commander of the Third Brigade, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac). Watch 'The Heroes of Little Round Top' on Stories and Myths. Watch Other Episodes of Stories
The Science of Story for Writers
From the time our children can talk they ask us to “tell them a story.” We collectively spend millions of dollars buying children’s books and taking our kids and grandkids to the movies. Why? Because human beings are created for story. “The telling of tales does more than entertain,” writes Lee Gutkind, the godfather of creative nonfiction. “It transmits important information between generations, making important events of the past relevant.” Stories are all around us and
Grant at 200: Hardscrabble - the House Grant Built in St. Louis - on Stories & Myths with Craig
To honor Grant's 200th birthday, check out the house he built by hand - 'hardscrabble'- on Stories and Myths with Craig von Buseck. Watch Now - https://youtu.be/F2WwCMhsHxQ More Stories & Myths with Craig von Buseck Subscribe to Craig's YouTube Channel Order your copy: Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant Forward! The Leadership Principles of Ulysses S. Grant More Books by Craig von Buseck More Teaching by Craig
Grant at 200: Abolitionist? Civil Rights Champion? Get Answers on Stories & Myths with Craig
In observance of Grant's 200th birthday we ask, "Was Grant an abolitionist?" "What happened to the Civil Rights Act of 1875?" We discuss these questions - and get Craig's thoughts on revisionist history - on this episode of Stories and Myths with Craig von Buseck. Watch Now - https://youtu.be/rnpxg6jbR34 More Stories & Myths with Craig von Buseck Subscribe to Craig's YouTube Channel Order your copy: Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant Forward! The Leadership Principl
Grant's 200th Birthday! City Point Photo Recreation
In celebration of Grant's 200th birthday, here I am reproducing the famous pose at his headquarters in City Point, Virginia -- near Petersburg and Richmond. From this high bluff you can see where the Appomattox River flows into the James River. In 1864-65, this now sleepy village was one of the busiest sea ports in the world. Another great stop during my research for Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant. Order your copy: Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant Re
Easter: Myth, Legend, or Ultimate Truth?
The story of Christ is simply a true myth: working on us in the same way, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened. Two of the towering figures of the Twentieth Century literary world went out for a walk to talk about myth, legend, and ultimate truth – and the “true myth.” As professors of English in Oxford, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien both understood that Messianic myths can be found in nearly every culture on earth. In many traditions of classical an
Maundy Thursday: A Commandment of Love
The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin for “commandment.” Jesus commands us to love in His final instructions before going to the cross. Facing the horrific, tortuous death on the cross, Jesus primary intent was to communicate a mission of love to his disciples. People often wonder, what is Maundy Thursday? Today, we call it the Last Supper. It would be the final time Jesus and His disciples would meet over a meal before his bloody march to Calvary. There was a heaviness in t
Celebrate the 200th Birthday of Ulysses S. Grant
For the 200th birthday of U.S. Grant, check out Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant. This true and fascinating story is about the final two years in his life. He was underestimated and misunderstood throughout his remarkable life. Then after his death, his reputation and legacy were maligned by pro-Confederate 'Lost Cause' writers and historians throughout most of the Twentieth Century. It has only been in the last 30 years that historians have begun the important re
Historic Sites I Visited in Researching 'Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant'
Here is a list of battlefields, museums, and national parks I visited while doing research on Ulysses S. Grant for my book 'Victor!'
Questions from a Reader of 'Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant'
After reading Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant, David Winters writes: Dr. vB, Very much enjoyed Victor! Thank you for all the effort that went into it. Two questions. In pop culture, Grant has a reputation as a big drinker. If it was mentioned in the book, I missed it. Was this true or false that he had a drinking problem? Secondly, how would you sum up Grant's faith in God? Hi David, Thank you for your encouraging feedback on Victor! I appreciate it. Regarding yo