Monday, October 12, 2009
Lincoln As War Leader Mark this post down as "shameless self promotion." On October 15th at 7 pm, I'll be at the marvelous new Boise neighborhood library at Cole and Ustick for a talk on the Abraham Lincoln as a war leader. A big and happy crowd (above) gathered at the new library a few weeks back when it opened. The Library has been nice enough to host both of my Idaho Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau lectures on the great Lincoln. The upcoming talk explores how Lincoln, with virtually no military experience, invented the role of "Commander in Chief" and became a better military strategist than most of his Civil War generals. Here is a link to more on the event. Hope you will consider attending.