Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Author Talk: Thomas A. Horrocks

The Annotated Lincoln, edited by Thomas A. Horrocks and Harold Holzer 
Thursday, February 25, 2016—Noon to 1:00 pm
State Library of Massachusetts—Room 341, Massachusetts State House

Please join us at the State Library at noon on Thursday, February 25, for an Author Talk with Lincoln scholar Thomas A. Horrocks. Mr. Horrocks will be speaking about his most recent book, The Annotated Lincoln, which was released on January 18, 2016.

The Annotated Lincoln chronicles three decades of Lincoln’s career, from his first campaign for the Illinois General Assembly in 1832 to his last public address, three days before his assassination in 1865. Along with Harold Holzer, Mr. Horrocks provides copious annotations to Lincoln’s speeches, proclamations, letters, and poetry that are presented in the book. Lincoln’s original texts and the editors’ annotations reveal the depth of thought that Lincoln gave to such momentous issues as slavery, emancipation, preserving the Union, and civil war.

In addition to The Annotated Lincoln, Mr. Horrocks is also the author of President James Buchanan and the Crisis of National Leadership, The Living Lincoln (also with Harold Holzer), and Lincoln’s Campaign Biographies. His career so far has been spent mostly in academic libraries, including the College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s Historical Medical Library, Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library, and Harvard’s Houghton Library. Most recently, Mr. Horrocks served as the Director of the John Hay Library at Brown University.

Mr. Horrocks’ talk is free and open to the public, and copies of the book The Annotated Lincoln will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Please register online and join us on February 25 at the State Library.

Laura Schaub
Cataloging Librarian