Fiction, Film and Fun: Team of Rivals
Thursday, August 15, 2013
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join CCAC's Jeanne Bergad to discuss Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This 2005 history is not just a biography of Lincoln, but also of the rivals for his presidency that Lincoln selected for his cabinet: Edward Bates, William H. Seward and Salmon P. Chase. Utilizing strong leadership and political finesse, Lincoln gained the respect and admiration of these competitors and turned them into a team that led the country through a time of crisis. Steven Spielberg purchased the film rights to the book before it was even published, and his adaptation Lincoln came out in 2012. The film starred Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, and he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.
Presented by: Jeanne Bergad
Pittsburgh, PA 15217