Event — President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home

Cottage Conversation: Your Friend Forever

Where: President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home

140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm lecture

Details: On November 10, 2016, join us as author Charles Strozier and consulting public historian Susan Ferentinos discuss Strozier’s book, Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed.

Joshua Speed was arguably Lincoln’s closest confidant. Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln is an analysis of a relationship that was both a model of male friendship and a specific dynamic between two brilliant but fascinatingly flawed men who played off each other’s strengths and weaknesses to launch themselves in love and life. Their friendship resolves important questions about Lincoln’s early years and adds significant psychological depth to his later decisions as husband, war leader, and president.

Strozier and Ferentinos will discuss Lincoln’s lifelong friendship with Speed, and deeper examine how male intimacy has been treated in our country during the Civil War, and over time.

Cost: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above.

To purchase tickets and RSVP, email Michelle Martz at MMartz@lincolncottage.org or call (202) 688-3735.

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