Friday, June 21, 11:30 a.m. Walter Mitty’s
Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Published in 2006, this Book of the Month Club main selection by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin paints a compelling and comprehensive picture of Abraham Lincoln’s uncanny ability to convert personal and political foes and strengthen his presidency. Displaying Lincoln’s disarming political savvy, this riveting narrative reveals how well Lincoln handled his cabinet of Secretary of State Seward, Secretary of the Treasury Chase, Attorney General Bates, and other rivals. Used in part as the basis for the recent film, Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis.