Presidents

"Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image"

Joshua Zeitz

About the Program

Historian Joshua Zeitz examines Abraham Lincoln's presidential tenure through the eyes of his secretaries, John Hay and John Nicolay.  The author reports that these two men, who were closer to Lincoln than anyone outside of his immediate family, were witness to the President's public and private moments during the Civil War.  Following the President's death, Hay and Nicolay shaped the way Lincoln would be remembered with their biography of the 16th President.  Joshua Zeitz speaks at DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, Georgia.

About the Authors

Joshua Zeitz

Joshua Zeitz is the author of Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern. For more information, visit joshzeitz.co.


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"Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, March 30th at 5am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 16th at 9am (ET)
  • Saturday, March 1st at 7pm (ET)
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