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David Von Drehle

Time Magazine Editor-at-Large

(Click on David's image to read his bio.)

You're Invited

McNeely Pigott & Fox and the Nashville Public Library are proud to present a reception and discussion with David Von Drehle, Time Magazine Editor-at-Large and author of Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year.

Praise for Rise to Greatness

"In the perilous year leading up to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln had to maneuver against his own generals and cabinet officers while fending off dark forces desiring disunion or dictatorship. By succeeding, as David von Drehle shows in this fascinating narrative, Lincoln saved the Union and redefined the American presidency. This is not only an important work of history but also a valuable manual on leadership."--Walter Isaacson, author ofEinstein and Steve Jobs

To read more praise for Rise to Greatness, click here.

Save the Date

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, February 27

Reception: 5 p.m.

Remarks: 5:30 p.m.

The year was 1862. The American republic was at death’s door: The federal government was overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, the Union’s top general was gravely ill, and the Confederacy—with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield—had a clear view to victory. Without public support, the country was finished. Abraham Lincoln knew he must move quickly—but never faster than the public could tolerate. He must move boldly—but never more vigorously than the people could sustain. The year 1862 proved Lincoln’s political genius. In Rise to Greatness, Von Drehle creates both a rich, dramatic narrative about the Civil War’s most fateful year and a deeply human portrait of America’s greatest president—the man who brought our nation through its darkest hour. 


Please RSVP to
(615) 259-4000, ext. 200,
or bookevent@mpf.com

For More Information

Click here to find excerpts from the book and a brief video where David discusses writing the book.