Abraham Lincoln http://wamc.org en Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare At Berkshire Theatre Group - Chris Noth http://wamc.org/post/lincolns-favorite-shakespeare-berkshire-theatre-group-chris-noth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thursday, August 14th at 4pm, <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org">The Berkshire Theatre&nbsp;Group</a> - in partnership with <a href="http://www.chesterwood.org/">Chesterwood</a> - will present "Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare" - an afternoon reading of President Abraham Lincoln's favorite writing by Shakespeare.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A quartet of noted actors are donating their performances to the event which has been assembled and annotated by noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer and is produced and directed by Gordon Hyatt.</p><p>One of the actors is Chris Noth, who is best known for his work on <em>Law &amp; Order</em>, <em>Sex and the City</em>, and <em>The Good Wife</em>.</p><p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 96945 at http://wamc.org Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare At Berkshire Theatre Group - Chris Noth Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare At Berkshire Theatre Group - Harold Holzer http://wamc.org/post/lincolns-favorite-shakespeare-berkshire-theatre-group-harold-holzer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thursday, August 14th at 4pm, The Berkshire Theatre Festival - in partnership with Chesterwood - will present "<a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages/theatre/424-lincoln-s-favorite-shakespeare">Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare</a>" - an afternoon reading of President Abraham Lincoln's favorite writing by Shakespeare. The reading will take place at Berkshire Theatre Group's Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA and will be followed by a reception at Chesterwood.</p><p>A quartet of noted actors: Kathleen Chalfant, Chris Noth, John Douglas Thompson and Fritz Weaver are donating their performances to the event which has been assembled and annotated by noted scholar Harold Holzer, author and editor of over 40 books about Lincoln.</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 96864 at http://wamc.org Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare At Berkshire Theatre Group - Harold Holzer "Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, And The War For Lincoln’s Image" By Joshua Zeitz http://wamc.org/post/lincolns-boys-john-hay-john-nicolay-and-war-lincoln-s-image-joshua-zeitz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lincoln’s official secretaries John Hay and John </span>Nicolay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president’s immediate family. Hay and </span>Nicolay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were the gatekeepers of the Lincoln legacy. They read poetry and </span>attendeded<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the theater with the president, commiserated with him over Union army setbacks, and plotted electoral strategy.</span></p><p>They were present at every seminal event, from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address—and they wrote about it after his death.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83542 at http://wamc.org "Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, And The War For Lincoln’s Image" By Joshua Zeitz "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion" by Allen C. Guelzo http://wamc.org/post/gettysburg-last-invasion-allen-c-guelzo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Of the half-dozen full-length histories of the battle of Gettysburg written over the last century, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307594084/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307594084&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Gettysburg: The Last Invasion</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307594084" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is the first to dive down so closely to the experience of the individual soldier, or looks so closely at the sway of politics over military decisions, or places the battle so firmly in the context of nineteenth-century military practice.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67918 at http://wamc.org "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion" by Allen C. Guelzo Walter Stahr to give Founders Day keynote address at Union College http://wamc.org/post/walter-stahr-give-founders-day-keynote-address-union-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Walter </span>Stahr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, author of an acclaimed biography on one of Union College's most distinguished alumni, William Henry Seward, will deliver the keynote address at </span><a href="http://www.union.edu/news/stories/2013/01/author-of-acclaimed-biography-on-william-henry-seward-to-speak-at-founders-day-.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">Founders Day</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> today at 12:45 in Memorial Chapel. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58281 at http://wamc.org Walter Stahr to give Founders Day keynote address at Union College Emancipation Proclamation on display in Albany http://wamc.org/post/emancipation-proclamation-display-albany <p></p><p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is on display in Albany, wrapping up the historic document's tour of New York state.</p><p>The two-day exhibit opened Friday in the War Room on the second floor of the state Capitol. It features the only surviving version of the document in Lincoln's handwriting. The display also includes historical background and interpretation of the document, which was issued by Lincoln on Sept. 22, 1862.</p><p>The final Emancipation Proclamation was issued and took effect on Jan. 1, 1863.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 57956 at http://wamc.org Emancipation Proclamation on display in Albany "A Wicked War" by Amy S. Greenberg http://wamc.org/post/wicked-war-amy-s-greenberg <p>Amy S. Greenberg is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University. She is a leading scholar of Manifest Destiny and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library, the New-York Historical Society, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52945 at http://wamc.org "A Wicked War" by Amy S. Greenberg Harold Holzer http://wamc.org/post/harold-holzer <p><a href="http://www.haroldholzer.com/">Harold Holzer</a> is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, Holzer serves as chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51992 at http://wamc.org Harold Holzer Listener Essay - The Power of Warmth and Icy Resolve http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-power-warmth-and-icy-resolve <p>Kathryn Allen is a writer living in Menands, NY.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Kathryn Allen 52052 at http://wamc.org Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective by Richard Schickel http://wamc.org/post/steven-spielberg-retrospective-richard-schickel <p>Famed film critic, writer, and film historian Richard Schickel has written a retrospective of Spielberg’s career (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402796501/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1402796501&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1402796501" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1">). Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51987 at http://wamc.org Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective by Richard Schickel