Ron Chernow

Ten Evenings

Ron Chernow

Made possible by the Drue Heinz Trust

“Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow”


Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow now gives us a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

The definitive biography Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary. With his famous lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind the disparate stories that have defined Ulysses S. Grant together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.”

Ron Chernow is the prize-winning author of six books and the recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. His first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award, Washington: A Life won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

More about Ron Chernow

More About Ron Chernow

TIME Magazine, December 2015

Ron Chernow interview

The New York Times, September 2010

Dusting Off an Elusive President’s Dull Image


“A truly gripping biography of George Washington… I can’t recommend it highly enough.”


Book Signing

Join us in the Music Hall Foyer after the lecture to get your book signed or personalized. Classic Lines will have books for sale.

Underwritten by S&T Wealth Management

Grant by Ron Chernow


Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.


This lecture is currently sold out, but don’t despair!

Additional seats may become available on the day of the lecture due to returns. These seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. that evening.

For updates on availability, follow Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures on Facebook.


Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


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