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Brian Dirck & Ron Keller Visit A House Divided

Dirck & Keller

Brian Dirck and Ron Keller joined us on A House Divided on December 7th.

Dirck talked about his book, The Black Heavens. This book investigates Lincoln’s frequent encounters with bereavement and sets his response to death and mourning within the social, cultural, and political context of his times. Lincoln formed a unique approach to death: both intellectual and emotional, typical and yet atypical of his times.  Dirck to paints a compelling portrait of a commander in chief who buried two sons and gave the orders that sent an unprecedented number of Americans to their deaths.

Ron Keller talked about Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature. Keller reassesses Lincoln’s arguably lackluster legislative record during four terms in the Illinois House of Representatives. This fresh look reveals how the underpinnings of his temperament, leadership skills, and political acumen were bolstered on the statehouse floor. Keller also demonstrates that understanding Lincoln’s four terms as a state legislator is vital to understanding him as a whole.

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Donald Miller on A House Divided

Donald Miller Vicksburg

Donald Miller visited A House Divided on November 13, at 12 Noon (C). His book, Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy tells the full story of this year-long campaign to claim Vicksburg. Miller brings to life all the drama, characters, and significance of Vicksburg, a military action that rivals any war story in history.

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David Hirsch & Dan Van Haften on A House Divided

The Tyranny of Public Discourse

Join us on October 4 at 3pm(C) when David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften visit A House Divided.

Daniel Weinberg will talk with our guests about their latest work,   A Tyranny of Public Discourse. This book establishes the six elements of a proposition as a verbal form of the scientific method—something Abraham Lincoln knew and used routinely. His logic and reason is so well known that it is quoted today more than 150 years after his death.

We will be streaming live, here at ALincolnBookShop.com and at our Facebook Page. Order Your Copy Today. Your book will ship after the program on October 4.

Do you have a question for our guests?  Leave it in the Comments Section at the bottom of the Show Page. We will do our best to get it answered for you.

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Abraham Lincoln Signatures – A Primer

Lincoln Signature with Carte

People are always curious about Abraham Lincoln Signatures. Where do they come from? What makes one example a “starter signature” and another a once-in-a-lifetime find?

In our latest video Daniel Weinberg shares examples of some of the most often seen types of Lincoln signatures. He also explains why knowing the differences can enhance your collecting experience.

 

 

A House Divided Welcomes Harold Holzer

Monument Man

20 February 2019

Join us when Harold Holzer returns to A House Divided. We’re live on the Author’s Voice Facebook page and at AuthorsVoice.net,  March 21 at 3:30pm (C).

Holzer and Daniel Weinberg will talk about Holzer’s latest book,  Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French.  This is the very first biography of Daniel Chester French. This is a fulsome study of an artist whose life work both echoed and influenced the charging aesthetic of his era. 

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About The Book…

One of America’s most prolific sculptors of public monuments, Daniel Chester French created more than a hundred public works, including The Minuteman, Harvard University’s John Harvard, Columbia University’s Alma Mater, and most famously, the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial.

Born in 1850 and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, in the tumult of the Civil War, French’s meteoric ascent as an artist led him to cross paths with some of the most fascinating characters of his time, such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Auguste Rodin, and Theodore Roosevelt.

In addition to his work as an artist, French was a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1903 until his death in 1931 and was a key figure in the acquisition of the museum’s extensive collection of American sculpture.

Monument Man is the first definitive biography of Daniel Chester French, giving readers a captivating and extensively researched view into his world. The book also includes a comprehensive geographical guide to French’s public work.

Monument Man was specially commissioned by Chesterwood / National Trust for Historic Preservation. The release will coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of Chesterwood, his country home and studio, as a public site and with a major renovation of the Lincoln Memorial.

About Harold Holzer…

Harold Holzer is a Lincoln scholar and prize-winning author of numerous books on Civil War-era art and history, including Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion and Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America.

Holzer appears frequently on radio and television, most recently on C-SPAN and CNN and in Lincoln and Civil War documentaries for the BBC, PBS, and the History Channel.

Formerly the senior vice president for public affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Foundation, he currently serves as the director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, City University of New York.

In 2008 Holzer was awarded the National Humanities Medal.

 

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Do you have a question for our author?  Use the link at the web site to ask it now, or live during the show. We’ll share it with the author. Order your signed book, before, during or after the show. You can watch it again and again at our YouTube channel too.

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The Big Clean Up

UPDATE:

We are back! We have some minor cleaning to do but please come see  us! Please call if you need to reach us for any reason, 312-944-3085.

 

A House Divided Presents
Frederick Douglass

9 January 2019

Join us when we welcome David Blight to A House Divided. We’re live on the Author’s Voice Facebook page and at AuthorsVoice.net,  January 25, 2019 at 3pm (C).

Blight will talk with Bjorn Skaptason about his latest book, Frederick Douglass. This is the definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass. Douglass, an escaped slave became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. This is the first biography of Douglass in over twenty years.

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About The Book…

As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, often to large crowds, using his own story to condemn slavery. He broke with Garrison to become a political abolitionist, a Republican, and eventually a Lincoln supporter. By the Civil War and during Reconstruction, Douglass became the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. He denounced the premature end of Reconstruction and the emerging Jim Crow era. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. He sometimes argued politically with younger African Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights.

In this remarkable biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology. There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David Blight’s Frederick Douglass affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves.

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Author’s Voice connects authors to the world! Our live stream can be watched from any platform, on any device. You can watch at AuthorsVoice.net or at our Facebook Page.

Do you have a question for our author?  Use the link at the web site to ask it now, or live during the show. We’ll share it with the author. Order your signed book, before, during or after the show. You can watch it again and again at our YouTube channel too.

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Author’s Voice connects authors to the world! Our live stream can be watched from any platform, on any device. You can watch at AuthorsVoice.net or at our Facebook Page.

Do you have a question for our author?  Use the link at the web site to ask it now, or live during the show. We’ll share it with the author. Order your signed book, before, during or after the show. You can watch it again and again at our YouTube channel too.

Keep in touch on social media, via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Find us on all the platforms by searching for authorsvoice.

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Peter S. Carmichael Visits A House Divided

Peter Carmichael joined us on November 30th to talk with Bjorn Skaptason about his book, The War for the Common Soldier. This book focuses on the experiences of the ordinary soldiers serving during the Civil War.

You can watch it here:

Unfortunately, we are sold out of copies of The War for the Common Soldier.

The War For The Common Soldier

How did Civil War soldiers endure the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the conflict? This question is at the heart of Peter S. Carmichael’s sweeping new study of men at war. Based on close examination of the letters and records left behind by individual soldiers from both the North and the South, Carmichael explores the totality of the Civil War experience–the marching, the fighting, the boredom, the idealism, the exhaustion, the punishments, and the frustrations of being away from families who often faced their own dire circumstances. Carmichael focuses not on what soldiers thought but rather how they thought.

Digging deeply into his soldiers’ writing, Carmichael resists the idea that there was “a common soldier” but looks into their own words to find common threads in soldiers’ experiences and ways of understanding what was happening around them. Soldiering in the Civil War, as Carmichael argues, was never a state of being but a process of becoming.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin Visits A House Divided

Doris Kearns Goodwin joined us on A House Divided. Daniel Weinberg talked with Kearns Goodwin about her book, Leadership in Turbulent Times. You can watch it below:

We have a few copies still available, you can order yours here.

About Leadership in Turbulent Times

In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.

Leadership in Turbulent Times  tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times.

No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.

This crucial work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency.

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Author’s Voice connects authors to the world! Our live stream can be watched from any platform, on any device. You can watch at AuthorsVoice.net or at our Facebook Page.

Do you have a question for our author?  Use the link at the web site to ask it now, or live during the show. On Facebook, use the Comments feature to ask your question. We’ll share it with the author during the show. Order your signed book, before, during or after the show. You can watch it again and again at AuthorsVoice.net our YouTube channel too.

Keep in touch on social media, via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.