Book Discussion on How Lincoln Learned to Read

Daniel Wolff talked about his book How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Education That Made Them (Bloomsbury USA;… read more

Daniel Wolff talked about his book How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Education That Made Them (Bloomsbury USA; March 17, 2009). In his book he explores how twelve influential Americans from a range of backgrounds were educated both inside and outside of the classroom. From Benjamin Franklin and W.E.B. Du Bois to Henry Ford and Elvis Presley, Mr. Wolff presents his thoughts on the different ways that people learn and the elusive definition of a “good education.” Mr. Wolff talked about how he became involved in the subject of how to get a good education. He gave examples from the lives of his subjects, including Abigail Adams. He asked members of the audience how they learned and responded to questions.

Daniel Wolff is the author of several other books, including 4th of July, Asbury Park: A History of the Promised Land. His writing has appeared in many publications, including Vogue and Education Weekly. close

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Book Discussion on How Lincoln Learned to Read

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287518-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Madison, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Aug 22, 2009
Last Aired:
Sep 20, 2009

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  • Aug 22, 2009 | 9:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 19, 2009 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 20, 2009 | 2:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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