We are extremely happy to announce that eminent biographer Walter Stahr will be the guest lecturer at our upcoming dinner meeting on Thursday, November 9, where he will speak on his latest book, Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary.
In this highly anticipated book, Stahr's work has been praised as judicious, authoritative, comprehensive, and stunning. This will be a particularly enlightening evening as Stahr provides us with a fresh look at the real Edwin Stanton, one of the most interesting, important, contradictory and controversial figures of the Civil War era, and details how he and Lincoln worked together as key political allies.
Walter Stahr is also author of the New York Times best-selling Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man (2012). His first book, John Jay: Founding Father was published in 2005.
We look forward to seeing you on November 9th for this truly informative event. Please use the dinner reservation form link below to reserve your place.
Note: The Roosevelt House, our meeting venue, is where Franklin Delano Roosevelt assembled his first administration and held meetings during the winter of 1932-1933, before his inauguration, helping to set the tone and content of the First Hundred Days and of the early New Deal.
LOCATION: The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 E. 65th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues), Manhattan
TIME: 5:30 Reception
COST: $65.00 per person (buffet)
$70.00 per non-member (unless guest of member)
Register early: Dinner Reservation Form