All the Powers of Earth

Abraham Lincoln

National Archives

All the Powers of Earth

Sidney Blumenthal, William Antholis

Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EDT)
Event Details

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Join acclaimed author Sidney Blumenthal to discuss 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.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EDT)
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Author Sidney Blumenthal

Sidney Blumenthal

Blumenthal is the acclaimed author of A Self-Made Man and Wrestling with His Angel, the first two volumes in his five-volume biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. He is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post and Washington editor and writer for The New Yorker. His books include the bestselling The Clinton WarsThe Rise of the Counter-Establishment, and The Permanent Campaign. Born and raised in Illinois, he lives in Washington, DC.

Bill Antholis headshot

William Antholis

Antholis is director and CEO of the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history. From 2004 to 2014, he was managing director at the Brookings Institution. He has also served in government, including at the White House’s National Security Council and National Economic Council, and at the State Department’s policy planning staff and bureau of economic affairs. He has published two books, as well as dozens of articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces on U.S. politics, U.S. foreign policy, international organizations, the G8, climate change, and trade. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in politics (1993) and his B.A. from the University of Virginia in government and foreign affairs (1986).