Sunday, January 31, 2016

Speaking of Lincoln in Hudson

The period in the life of Abraham Lincoln that was the subject of the 2012 movie Lincoln is also the subject of a recently published book: Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War. The book, which was written by journalist Todd Brewster, is a well researched exploration into what was happening in Lincoln's life and what was going on his mind in the period preceding signing the Emancipation Proclamation. A review in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette commented: "Brewster's greatest achievement in this book is to bring nuance back to a story that is often paved over with heroism . . . transforming Lincoln from an American saint back into a man."

Brewster will be at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, February 6, at 4 p.m., to read from his book and to sign copies.

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