Beginning this fall, the Miller Center will host a new lecture series based on the Historical Presidency. The theme for 2013-14 is "The American Presidency and the Crises of the Nineteenth Century." On September 18 at 5pm, series organizer Gary W. Gallagher (UVa history) will kick things off with Princeton Emeritus Professor James M. McPherson for a conversation about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.
“I discovered that being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or be swallowed.” Harry S. Truman