The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln


Cooper Union

Author Sidney Blumenthal Discusses the Political Life of Abraham Lincoln from the Great Hall at The Cooper Union on September 24

WHAT: During this free, open event, Sidney Blumenthal, the acclaimed author of two previous volumes on Abraham Lincoln, recounts Lincoln’s astonishing return from the political desert and ascent to the presidency, including his landmark speech at Cooper Union in February 1860. In the talk, Blumenthal discusses his latest book, All the Powers of EarthThe Political Life ofAbraham Lincoln, 1856-1860 (Simon & Schuster) which is the third volume of a projected five-part work.


WHO: Sidney Blumenthal is the acclaimed author of A Self-Made Man and Wrestling with His Angel, the first two volumes in his five-volume biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln.  He is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton.  He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post and Washington editor and writer for The New Yorker. His books include the bestselling The Clinton WarsThe Rise of the Counter-Establishment, and The Permanent Campaign


WHEN: Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


WHERE: The Great Hall of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

New York, NY 10003

(6 to Astor Place/R-W to 8th Street)


MORE: Strand Book Store will sell books at the event and Sidney Blumenthal will sign copies following the discussion. 


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