Monday, October 21, 2013


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Rare Special Appearance at The Maryland Historical Society

An Evening with
James M. McPherson:
Civil War on Land and by Sea: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief

James M. McPherson

We recently informed you about Pulitzer-prize winning author and historian Professor James M. McPherson's upcoming lecture on Thursday, November 14, beginning at 4 PM, and we want to let you know that tickets are almost sold out! If you are interested in hearing Dr. McPherson speak, or enjoying a special dinner featuring Dr. McPherson at The Maryland Club, please reserve your seats as soon as possible.

Dr. McPherson will speak on the subject of The Civil War on Land and by Sea: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief.
With the film "Lincoln" on many minds, McPherson's analysis of the president's special, even unique, leadership skills during the crisis makes this one of the most eagerly anticipated Maryland Historical Society events of the year.

The evening begins at 4 pm with a personal tour with Dr. McPherson of our 'Divided Voices: Maryland In the Civil War" Gallery. McPherson's lecture and book signing will follow at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

War on the Waters

The evening will culminate with a dinner at The Maryland Club at 8 PM. Seating for the dinner is very limited.

Dr. McPherson will be signing copies of his newest book, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (2012). Copies of his book, as well as his other recent publication, Lincoln, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson (Sep 29, 2009), will be available for purchase.

Dr. James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He has published numerous volumes on the Civil War, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, Crossroads of Freedom (which was a New York Times bestseller), Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, which won the Lincoln Prize.

Ticket prices for the event are as follows:

Lecture and Book Signing Only: Tickets for the Lecture and Book Signing, beginning at 6 pm, are $20 per person for MdHS members and $25 per person for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here or calling 410.685.3750 ext. 377.

Dinner, Civil War Gallery Tour, Lecture and Book Signing: Tickets for the Civil War Gallery Tour, Lecture & Book Signing and Dinner at the Maryland Club are $125 per person and may be purchased by clicking here or calling 410.685.3750 ext. 377.

This event is part of the Maryland Historical Society's Maritime Lecture series. Space is extremely limited, and tickets have been going fast, so reserve your tickets while you still can!