Our resident history wonks John Foster and Traci Hoffman like big books and they cannot lie. So when Ron Chernow writes an 1,100-page biography of President Ulysses Grant, they don’t just read it. They want to tell you all about it!

This time, they’re discussing:

  1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. (Yes, they discuss the musical. No, neither John nor Traci try to sing anything from it.)
  2. The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler
  3. Grant by Ron Chernow
  4. My Dear Hamilton by Laura Kaye and Stephanie Dray Listen

Listen and learn who wrote John’s favorite presidential memoir and why John White was a terrible grandfather. And come back for more You’re History every month.