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June 30, 2018 - Book Discussion Group
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LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.

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

Next meeting date: June 30, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

LOCATION:

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

The Lincoln Group of DC book discussion group has chosen as the next book for
discussion: Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power” by Author Richard Carwardine (Alfred

A. Knopf, 2006)

All LGDC members are invited to join our book discussion group. Please let Richard
Margolies (richard@maccoby.com) know of your interest and join our next meeting.

Reading for June 30th will be Chapter 4: The Limits of power

 

Book Summary

An original and deeply insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln awarded the prestigious
Lincoln Prize.

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 biography, the highly regarded historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln both in his dramatic political journey and in his nation-shaping White House years. Through his groundbreaking research, Carwardine probes the sources of Lincoln’s moral and political philosophy. We see how, while pursuing office, Lincoln drew strength from public opinion and the machinery of his party. We see him, as a wartime president, recognizing the limits as well as the possibilities of power, and the necessity of looking for support beyond his own administration. We see how he turned to the churches, to their humanitarian agencies, and to the volunteer Union Army for allies in his struggle to end slavery.

In illuminating the political talents that went hand in hand with large and serious moral purpose, Carwardine gives us a fresh, important portrait of the incomparable Abraham Lincoln.

 

Frank Leslie's Budget of Fun - September 01, 1864