"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
December 14, 2018 - Lincoln Group lunch meeting at Maggiano's
January 15, 2019 - Patrick Hickey – “The Devil vs. the Hummingbird: The Midnight Confrontation on Capitol Hill that Determined the Fate of a Presidency and Ensured the

Survival of Constitutional Government”

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Book Discussion - "Abraham Lincoln: A Life - Volume II" by Michael Burlingame


Fords Center for Leadership and Education, on 10th Street, NW across from the theater (google it if you need more precise directions).  We meet on the 5th floor, so come into the Center past the tower of Lincoln books.  The elevator is on the right.

Next Meeting Date: October 20, 2018

Reading for October 20th will be pp. 260-289.

Book Summary

Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power by Richard Carwardine

As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb, prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln’s dramatic political journey, from his early years in the Illinois legislature to his nation-shaping years in the White House. Here, Carwardine combines a new perspective with a compelling narrative to deliver a fresh look at one of the pillars of American politics. He probes the sources of Lincoln’s moral and political philosophy and uses his groundbreaking research to cut through the myth and expose the man behind it.