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Cottage Conversation: Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation
On Thursday, October 10, 2019, join us as Doug Waller discusses his new book, Lincolns Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation, which is a story of espionage, sabotage, and intrigueand of a shrewd president who valued what his operatives uncovered.
Cottage Conversations offer relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by the conversation, and concludes with a book signing.
Reception: 6:00 pm, Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Conversation: 6:30 pm, President Lincolns Cottage
Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above. If you're a Cottage member at the $250 level or above, email Joan Cummins to reserve your ticket: JCummins [at] lincolncottage.org
About the Book: Lincoln's Spies is a riveting narrative of the heroesand the scoundrelswho informed Lincoln and his generals and busted up clandestine Rebel networks. The books four spies are Allan Pinkerton, Lafayette Baker, George Sharpe, and Elizabeth Van Lew. Behind these secret operatives was Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, who turned out to be an avid consumer of intelligence and a ruthless aficionado of clandestine operations, willing to take chances to win the war.
About the Speaker: Douglas Waller is a veteran correspondent, author, and lecturer. In almost two decades as a Washington journalist, he has covered the Pentagon, Congress, the State Department, the White House, and the CIA.
President Lincoln's Cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW,
Washington, DC 20011
202.829.0436 ext 0 or info () lincolncottage ! org
Admission: Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above. If you're a Cottage member at the $250 level or above, email Joan Cummins to reserve your ticket: [email protected]Website
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