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August 26, 2017 - Open Discussion: The Secession Crisis 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - New York Presbyterian Church
September 16, 2017 - Book Discussion Group Meeting
September 19, 2017 - Lincoln's Generals' Wives
October 14, 2017 - Visit to the African American Civil War Museum - Registration required
October 30, 2017 - "Theodore Roosevelt Salute to President Abraham Lincoln."
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Maggiano's-Chevy Chase

5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC

right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop.   The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours.   You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano's is from Western Ave.

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Lincoln's Generals' Wives

Candice Shy Hooper - "Lincoln's Generals' Wives:
Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War - For Better and for Worse

The Lincoln Group of DC is pleased to welcome Candice Shy Hooper as our September 19, 2017 speaker. Hooper is the author of Lincoln's Generals' Wives, which focuses on the influences of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, both to their famous husbands and to a nation at war. All were strong, smart, resilient women. They had to be. If not, they would not have attracted the men who courted and married them, nor could they have endured the humiliation and heartbreak that the Civil War held in store for them. Raised by strong fathers, the women did not shrink from judging men, not even the President of the United States. This is the story of four remarkable women whose marriages placed them in positions to influence history and whose personalities ensured they would. Harold Holzer said of Lincoln's Generals' Wives: "For those who think they know everything about the Civil War, here are fresh, revealing, well-crafted portraits of women who not only helped propel their husbands to major military careers but established themselves, for better or worse, as formidable battlers in their own right."

Candice Shy Hooper earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a law degree from Georgetown University. But it was only after a career on Capitol Hill as aide to the late Congressman Charlie Wilson (of "Charlie Wilson's War") and as a lobbyist with her husband that she "discovered" her true intellectual passion. Returning to school in 2006, she earned an MA in history, with a concentration in military history, from George Washington University. Hooper's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Journal of Military History, The Michigan War Studies Review, and District Lines (an anthology published by the renowned independent bookstore Politics & Prose). She has spoken at the annual conferences of the Society for Military History and of the Society of Civil War Historians, and she has lectured at the U. S. Naval Academy and George Washington University. Candice is a Member of the Board of Directors of President Lincoln's Cottage at the National Soldiers' Home in Washington, DC. She is also a member of the Ulysses S. and Julia D. Grant Historical Home Advisory Board in Detroit, Michigan.