Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln - Richard Brookhiser

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, historian Richard Brookhiser discusses his new book about our 16th president and the guidance and inspiration he took from the lives and works of George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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6:30 pm
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For Abraham Lincoln, the road to the future always began in the past – with the Founding Fathers, who inspired him to take up public life, showed him how to win arguments, and laid out his nation’s principles.

On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death, historian Richard Brookhiser delivers an illuminating new look at our 16th and arguably greatest president. Discussing his latest book, Brookhiser reveals a man who, in search of an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, turned to the examples and works of George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson for knowledge, guidance, inspiration, and purpose.

Brookhiser, a senior editor of National Review and author of 11 books, is a recipient of the National Medal of the Humanities.

Co-sponsored by the National Review Institute.