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A Family and Nation Under Fire

Event Type: Adult Programs
Age Group(s): All ages
Date: 2/12/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
 To help commemorate the 210th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, Georgiann Baldino presents little-known details of Lincoln's presidency. Her most recent book, A Family and Nation Under Fire, is a collection of previously unpublished diaries and letters between Maj. William Medill, 8th Illinois Cavalry, and his older brother Joseph, one of the influential owners of the Chicago Tribune and Lincoln's friend. The brothers correct newspaper coverage of the war, disagree with official military reports, and criticize Lincoln administration policies. When shots are fired at Fort Sumter, the Medills mobilize, unaware how their courage will be tested in the coming years.

Location: Oswego Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 2/12/2019 at 6:00 PM
Contact: Adult Services
Presenter: Georgiann Baldino
Status: Closed


We're sorry. The registration deadline was 2/12/2019 at 6:00 PM.