Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Location: Maggiano’s-Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC
David J. Kent – “Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America”
The Lincoln Group of DC is pleased to welcome David J. Kent, author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, as our December 5, 2017 speaker. His book provides a unique view of Abraham Lincoln’s life in a format that blends the best of vivid writing with a graphical novel feel, complete with many spectacular photos, cartoons, and drawings. Kent will discuss how the book helps Lincoln scholars reach out to a wider audience. The discussion will include how the Lincoln Group can help communicate lessons from Lincoln to a modern populace that often seems to have forgotten the history of our nation’s most fiery trial.
David J. Kent is a lifelong independent Abraham Lincoln researcher and a career scientist. He is currently the Vice-President of Programs for the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia and a member of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Lincoln Forum, and Lincoln Institute. He is an active participate in the Lincoln Group’s monthly book discussion group, contributes articles to the Lincolnian newsletter, writes a quarterly Lincoln book review column, and manages the group’s social communications network. His additional Lincoln writing includes articles for the Smithsonian Civil War Studies website. He owns around 1200 books about Abraham Lincoln, reads 20-30 Lincoln books a year, and conducts extensive research on Abraham Lincoln and his life.
Kent will sign copies of the book before and after the dinner.