Free Lecture on William Seward by Walter Stahr

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ~ 7 p.m.

What: Free Lecture on William Seward by Walter Stahr

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ~ 7 p.m.

Where:Genesee Community College ~ Batavia Campus ~ Conable Technology Building ~ T102
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Who: History and culture enthusiasts of all ages

Background:
Genesee Community College’s Civil War Initiative announces that Walter Stahr will be at the Batavia Campus on December 5th to give a lecture about William Seward, and share excerpts from his new published biography entitled, “Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man.” The book has already reaped critical acclaim with James McPherson, famous Civil War historian and author of “Battle Cry of Freedom” stating: “After a rocky start during which Seward crossed swords with Lincoln in the issue of Fort Sumter and other matters, the secretary of state did indeed become the president’s most indispensable ally. Politician, diplomat, raconteur, a figure of controversy and power, Seward has finally found a biographer equal to his importance.”

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin also noted: “This magnificent biography finally provides what William Henry Seward so justly deserves—a full, terrific and complex portrait of his endlessly fascinating life.”

Mr. Stahr also wrote a biography of John Jay, one of our nation’s founding fathers and the first Chief Justice of the United States. For further information: http://walterstahr.com/media-room/

Copies of Stahr’s book will be available for sale at the event and Mr. Stahr has graciously agreed to autograph copies immediately following his talk.

The free lecture is part of GCC’s ongoing initiative exploring the Civil War. You can learn more about it by visiting the history department’s blog: http://civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com/.

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