Rediscovering Ulysses S. Grant: How an Amateur Historian’s Obsession Was Nurtured at Bowdoin

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Noma Petroff studies Bowdoin’s Civil War plaques in Bowdoin’s Memorial Hall

Noma Petroff, academic department coordinator for the Theater and Dance Department, calls it Bowdoin’s “Civil War panorama.” Looking through the windows on the top floor of Memorial Hall, Petroff pointed out the two Brunswick landmarks that she says signify the beginning and the end of America’s bloodiest conflict.

Read more about Petroff’s work as an amateur historian, and her obsession with Ulysses S. Grant.

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