Non-Fiction Book Club - Non-Fiction Book Club - The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner
02-07-2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ground Floor Meeting Room - Pollard Memorial Library (Map)
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in History. In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.