NEW VENUE: Joshua Zeitz will appear In Conversation for Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Joshua Zeitz will appear In Conversation with David Von Drehle, Editor-at-Large for TIME Magazine and Bestselling Author of Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year about Joshua's New Book Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image.

ABOUT JOSHUA ZEITZ:  Joshua Zeitz has taught American history and politics at Cambridge University, Harvard University, and Princeton University. He is the author of several books on American political and social history and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Dissent, American Heritage. He lives with his wife and daughter in Hoboken, NJ.

ABOUT Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image:  A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln’s White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants Lincoln’s official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president’s immediate family. Hay and Nicolay were the gatekeepers of the Lincoln legacy. They read poetry and attendeded the theater with the president, commiserated with him over Union army setbacks, and plotted electoral strategy. They were present at every seminal event, from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address—and they wrote about it after his death. In their biography of Lincoln, Hay and Nicolay fought to establish Lincoln’s heroic legacy and to preserve a narrative that saw slavery—not states’ rights—as the sole cause of the Civil War. As Joshua Zeitz shows, the image of a humble man with uncommon intellect who rose from obscurity to become a storied wartime leader and emancipator is very much their creation. Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs, Lincoln’s Boys is part political drama and part coming-of-age tale—a fascinating story of friendship, politics, war, and the contest over history and remembrance.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

NEW LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205.  Our Event has been moved to Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops in consideration of the Icy & Snowy Weather.  Seating is Limited to 40 People.

EVENT FORMAT:  Joshua Zeitz will discuss his New Book Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image and be In Conversation with David Von Drehle, Editor-at-Large for TIME Magazine and Bestselling Author of Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $29.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

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Event date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
66205 Fairway
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