Presidents

"Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year"

David Von Drehle

About the Program

David von Drehle presents a history of the United States in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, and specifically the actions of President Abraham Lincoln.  The author recounts 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.  David von Drehle speaks at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.

About the Authors

David Von Drehle

David von Drehle is the author of numerous books, including Triangle: The Fire That Changed America.  He is an editor-at-large at Time magazine.


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"Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, January 14th at 4 (ET)
  • Monday, December 24th at 8:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 2nd at 6:30 (ET)
  • Saturday, December 1st at 11pm (ET)
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