Civil War on Land and by Sea: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief

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Rare Special Appearance at The Maryland Historical Society

An Evening with James M. McPherson:

“Civil War on Land and by Sea: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief”

The Maryland Historical Society proudly welcomes Pulitzer-prize winner author and historian Professor James M. McPherson on Thursday, November 14 beginning at 4pm.

Dr. McPherson will speak on the subject of  The Civil War on Land and by Sea: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief.

McPherson will discuss President Lincoln’s role as a war leader and commander-in-chief, touching on Lincoln’s role in naval war policy. With the film “Lincoln” on many minds, McPherson’s analysis of the president’s special, even unique, leadership skills during the crisis makes this one of the most eagerly anticipated Maryland Historical Society events of the year.

The evening begins at 4 pm with a personal tour with Dr. McPherson of the Maryland Historical Society’s Civil War Gallery. McPherson’s lecture and book signing will follow at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The evening will culminate with a dinner at The Maryland Club at 8pm.  Seating for the Dinner is limited to 30 people.

McPherson will be signing copies of his newest book, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (2012).  Copies of his book, as well as his other recent publication, Lincoln, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (Sep 29, 2009), will be available for purchase .

Dr. James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He has published numerous volumes on the Civil War, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, Crossroads of Freedom (which was a New York Times bestseller), Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, which won the Lincoln Prize.