In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a lecture series by eminent scholars discussing their most recent works on the Civil War. In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson will discuss his book, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief, a riveting account of how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander-in-chief as we know it. This series is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press. For more information, please visit www.bryantpark.org
Location: This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pricing: Free Admission. No advance reservation is required.
Speaker Bio(s): James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the best-selling author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief and Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989.
Collaborators: Produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press.