Renaissance Readers Book Discussion Group

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Quincy Public Library
Small Conference Room

Event Details

Renaissance Readers meet on the second Tuesday of each month, January through November, at 10:15 AM.  Book selections are made 3-6 months in advance.  Selected titles are often of a scholarly nature or lend themselves to thoughtful discussions.  Anyone interested in reading and discussing the selected books is welcome to attend! 


For February's discussion the Renaissance Readers have each chosen a different title concerning Abraham Lincoln.

These titles include:

A Self-made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Volume 1 by Sidney Blumenthal 

Wrestling with his Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Volume 2 by Sidney Blumenthal

Lincoln and the Court by Brian McGinty

Lincoln's War: The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief by Geoffry Perret

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year by David Von Drehle

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M McPherson

Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War by Burrus M. Carnahan

Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln and the Election of 1864 by David Alan Johnson

Freedom: A Novel of Abraham and the Civil War by William Safire


Event Type(s): Adult Program, Book Club
Age Group(s): Adult, Senior Citizen
Presenter: Don Blattner
Jennifer Burkett
(217) 223-1309 ext. 221