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All the Powers of Earth

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September 26, 2019

Sidney Blumenthal

Hosted by William Antholis

Acclaimed author Sidney Blumenthal discusses his new book All the Powers of Earth, which charts Lincoln's incredible ascent to power in a world of chaos. Worried he would never find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. Blumenthal is the former assistant and senior advisor to President Bill Clinton and senior advisor to Hillary Clinton. The conversation will be moderated by Miller Center Director and CEO William Antholis. Book sale and signing to follow.