The Greenwich Historical Society will host James McPherson, noted historian, preservation crusader and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, at this year's William C. Crooks Lecture. James McPherson is the George Henry Davis Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University and author of many highly respected and compelling works on the Civil War including Battle Cry of Freedom, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize; Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief; and his latest work Abraham Lincoln, a biography that coincides with the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.
The free lecture will take place at Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:30 pm. Signed copies of his books will be available for sale at the event.
Focusing on Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, the lecture will address the concept that Lincoln's wartime leadership style - manipulating political policy and military strategy in tandem - ensured the nation's survival. It is a perspective on presidential power in a time of national crisis as worthy of debate today as it was during the Civil War.
Admission is free but reservations are strongly suggested. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Lecture from 7:30 - 9:00 pm Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT Reservations: 203-869-6899, Ext.18