A healthy number of reason readers find much to disagree with in the pages of The Weekly Standard and in the life of Abraham Lincoln. But Andy Ferguson, senior editor at the Standard and a former colleague of mine, will perform the alchemical manipulations required to make both a joy tonight at Politics and Prose. He's promoting his new book, The Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America, and it promises to be a good time.
Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m.
Politics and Prose bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008
LAND OF LINCOLN (Atlantic Monthly, $24)
This delightful book defies definition. Ferguson explores, through his travels to Lincoln conferences and sites, the hold Lincoln has on the imagination of Americans: his words, his character, his accomplishments, and most of all the mythology.