"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."
October 16, 2018 - John Muller: John Muller – Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
October 20, 2018 - Book Discussion Group
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Book Discussion - "Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power" by Richard Carwardine

LOCATION:

Ford's Center on Leadership and Education, 5th floor

 

Next Meeting Date: October 20, 2018

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

November Meeting Date: November 10, 2018

Reading for November 10th - Complete reading and select another book to read

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.