Goodwin makes the case for Lincoln's political genius by examining his relationships with three men he selected for his cabinet, all of whom were opponents for the Republican nomination in 1860: William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates.
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Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with poor-but-ambitious naval officer Captain Frederick Wentworth -- a choice which Anne's family was dissatisfied with. Lady Russell, friend and mentor to Anne, persuaded the younger woman to break off the match. Now, on the verge of spinsterhood, Anne re-encounters Frederick Wentworth as he courts her spirited young neighbour, Louisa Musgrove.
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Join us for a discussion of Henry James's classic, Washington Square, which follows the coming-of-age of its plain-faced, kindhearted heroine, Catherine Sloper. Books will be available at the Library; this title is also available for download onto e-reader devices through Project Guttenberg (www.guttenberg.org).
Join us for a discussion of the French classic, Eugenie Grandet.
The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routing by the sudden arrive of Eugenie's cousin Charles. Eugenie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousin, brings her into direct conflict with her father, whose cunning and financial success are matched against her determination to rebel. - Barnes and Noble