Book Discussion - "Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power" by Richard Carwardine
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
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.