David S. Reynolds


Airdate: 11/19/2020 @ 3:30 pm CST

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Winner of the 2021 Lincoln Prize. Bjorn Skaptason talks with David S. Reynolds about his book,  Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times. Reynolds, author of the Bancroft Prize-winning cultural biography of Walt Whitman and many other iconic works of nineteenth century American history, brings us a revelatory and enthralling new biography of Lincoln. Many years in the making, it brings Lincoln to life within his the context of his turbulent age. This book is sold out. Scroll down to watch the program. 


Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.

He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.