Lincoln Club of Delaware Book Discussions
January 17, 2023 – Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War, by Roger Lowenstein (Penguin Press, 2022).
“Captivating . . . [Lowenstein] makes what subsequently occurred at Treasury and on Wall Street during the early 1860s seem as enthralling as what transpired on the battlefield or at the White House.” —Harold Holzer, Wall Street Journal
Date: via Zoom, January 17, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Please register via this form. The January title is available in libraries and wherever books are sold.
Lincoln Club Annual Fall Speaker – November 20, 2022
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00 pm ET
Location: Greenville Country Club, 201 Owls Nest Road, Wilmington, Delaware
Speaker: Todd Harra
Delaware funeral director, embalmer, post-mortem reconstructionist, and cremationist Todd Harra is also an historian and author of fiction and non-fiction books related to American funerary traditions. His Last Rites: the Evolution of the American Funeral covers the dual importance of scientific advances in caring for the Civil War dead and the precedence of Lincoln’s funeral procession in the history of American post-mortem practices and traditions of mourning.
RSVP by November 12 on our CONTACT US page. The event will include light fare and a cash bar.
Lincoln Club Annual Dinner – February 2023
Celebrate the Birthday of our sixteenth President at the Annual Black Tie Dinner
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 PM ET
Location: Wilmington Country Club, 4825 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware
Speaker: Roger Lowenstein
American financial journalist and writer Roger Lowenstein reported for The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Review of Books, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His books include Buffett, When Genius Failed, Origins of the Crash, While America Aged, and The End of Wall Street. His new book, Ways and Means: How Lincoln and his Cabinet Financed the Civil War, is a revelatory financial investigation into how the President and his administration used the funding of the Civil War as the catalyst to centralize the government and accomplish the most far-reaching reform in the country’s history. Ways and Means was honored with the 2022 Harold Holzer Lincoln Forum Book Prize.
Cocktail Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Program: 8:00 – 9:00 pm