Rise to Greatness
Author David Von Drehle talked about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year, in which he presents a history of the United States in 1862, the second year of the Civil War. The author said that despite a strained federal government and weakened Union forces, President Lincoln was able to develop several pieces of legislation that would shape the future of the country, namely the Emancipation Proclamation. He spoke at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri and responded to questions from the audience. close
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