EVENTS

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SEPTEMBER 2021 JOHN WASIK / REG ANKROM


Saturday 25 September 11:00 a.m. John Wasik, on Lincolnomics

1:00 p.m. Reg Ankrom, on Stephen A. Douglas (v. 2)

... John F. Wasik’s Lincolnomics provides an important and stimulating view of how Lincoln’s vision may apply to the future. He shows us Lincoln the Great Builder and Lincoln the Great Innovator, whose works in his time and enduring idea of America served as the foundation for progressive change through the 20th century and may once again inspire us in the 21st. What would Lincoln do? Lincolnomics helps answer that question.
—Sidney Blumenthal, former national staff reporter for The Washington Post, and author, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Wasik presents Abraham Lincoln as ‘nothing less than our foremost architect of economic opportunity.’ In an engaging, informal style, he explores the policies Lincoln promoted across his career including transportation improvements, public education, and free labor. Wasik sees in Lincoln’s policies a broad roadmap for promoting equal economic opportunity in the 21st century. —Ann Durkin Keating, Professor of History, North Central College and author, The World of Juliette Kinzie, Chicago Before the Fire




OCTOBER 2021 - ANGELINA K. FIELDING


Sat. 16 Oct. 1:00 p.m. Angelina K. Fielding has left us a few signed copies!




NOVEMBER 2021 11:30 AM -TERRY ORR


Sat. 13 Nov. 11:30 a.m. Terry Orr, on a newly found diary by a Civil War artilleryman




NOVEMBER 2021  1 PM - ALLEN  OTTENS


1:00 p.m. Al Ottens, on General John Rawlins "This splendid biography gives Rawlins his due as Grant's chief of staff and close friend without exaggerating his influence on the general's professional and personal qualities." -- James M. McPherson "It is impossible to fully appreciate Ulysses S. Grant's success during the Civil War without an intimate understanding of the role ... Rawlins played during their long association." -- Peter Cozzens




DECEMBER 2021 -TAYLOR PENSONEAU, CHILI PARTY, WILD COLUMBINE


Sat. Dec. 11th at 11:00 a.m. Taylor Pensoneau on his new novel, Devil on the Prairie.

Our holiday party returns at noon with Bob's Famous Chili and other refreshments. Robert Shaw's 2022 calendar is in! Then, from 1 to 2 p.m. Wild Columbine*, a folk quartet, will play. * Sponsored by a "Back to the Music" grant from the Springfield Area Arts Council and the Land of Lincoln Foundation. Stay all day!