9/20/2012 2:13:00 PM What if Lincoln kept a diary? presentation
SPRINGFIELD – If Abraham Lincoln kept a diary, what would it say, and what new insights into our 16th President might be made? Ronald C. White, Jr., the author of A Lincoln: A Biography, a New York Times bestseller and a Christopher Award honoree, will present “Abraham Lincoln’s Diary” Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations should be made by calling (217) 558-8934. A book signing will be held prior to the presentation at 6:30 p.m. White will bring together six “fragments” taken from the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln and a new collection of works edited by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln. These writings are all untitled, undated, and unsigned as Lincoln never expected anyone to see them. White will discuss these six fragments and what they reveal about the private Lincoln..