Cottage Conversation: Midnight in America
On Thursday, April 20th, join us as author Jonathan White and Michael Bishop of the George Washington University’s National Churchill Library, discuss White’s book, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War.
Dr. White is an associate professor of American Studies and a senior fellow with the Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than seventy-five articles, essays and reviews. He serves on the boards of several organizations dedicated to the study of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, as well as the Ford’s Theatre Advisory Council. His recent book, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln, was selected by Civil War Monitor as one of the best books of 2014, was a Finalist both for the Lincoln Prize and the Jefferson Davis Prize, and won the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 2015 Book Prize. His newest book, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in March 2017.
Mr. Bishop is the Director of the National Churchill Library and Center at the George Washington University. He is also the Executive Director of the International Churchill Society, and a freelance book reviewer, writer, and historian on various topics including Winston Churchill, the First World War, and Abraham Lincoln.
When: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Reception: 6:00 pm, Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Lecture: 6:30 pm, President Lincoln’s Cottage
Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above. To purchase tickets and RSVP, email Michelle Martz at MMartz@lincolncottage.org or call (202) 688-3735.
Cottage Conversations offers relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by the lecture, and concludes with a book signing.