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Historian Profiles Relationship of Grant and Twain

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Historian Profiles Relationship of Grant and Twain

Historian Profiles Relationship of Grant and Twain

Historian Profiles Relationship of Grant and Twain

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Historian Mark Perry's new book, Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America, details a 15-month period in the mid-1880's when President Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain were writing two American masterpieces. Perry believes Grant's Personal Memoirs and Twain's Huckleberry Finn reveal a fixation the two men shared: the legacy of the Civil War and slavery. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Perry.

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