Sidney Blumenthal is the acclaimed author of A Self-Made Man and Wrestling with His Angel, the first two volumes in his five-volume biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. He is a former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post and Washington editor and writer for The New Yorker. His books include the bestselling The Clinton Wars, The Rise of the Counter-Establishment and The Permanent Campaign.
Please join us on Oct. 16 for a special Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series featuring Blumenthal where he will discuss his new book, the third in the series, All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1856-1860. In it he recounts Lincoln’s astonishing return from the political desert and ascent to the presidency. To fulfill his own burning ambition and become the unlikely savior of the Union, Lincoln had to first build a new national political party, confront the brilliant demagogue Stephen Douglas, and outmaneuver politicians of far greater standing.Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series