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Truro Library Book Group — Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington by Ted Widmer

April 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Truro Library Book Group
The April selection is Lincoln on the Verge : Thirteen Days to Washington by Ted Widmer

Books will be available in-library or curbside pickup.

The Book group is now meeting inside the Library. If you would like to join virtually, please email Maggie to receive an Zoom invite.

“A Lincoln classic…superb.” ­–The Washington Post
“A book for our time.”–Doris Kearns Goodwin

Lincoln on the Verge tells the dramatic story of America’s greatest president discovering his own strength to save the Republic.
As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration–an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent. Lincoln on the Verge charts these pivotal thirteen days of travel, as Lincoln discovers his power, speaks directly to the public, and sees his country up close. Drawing on new research, this riveting account reveals the president-elect as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, as he foils an assassination attempt, forges an unbreakable bond with the American people, and overcomes formidable obstacles in order to take his oath of office.

Professor Edward (Ted) Ladd Widmer is a historian, writer, librarian, and musician who served as a speechwriter in the Clinton White House. He is developing a new Humanities Lab at Macaulay.