Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit
Presentation and Book Signing
Thursday, November 29 • 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
The Jean Evans Archives Room • Second Floor
Join Guy Fraker, Bloomington-based attorney, author, and renowned expert on Lincoln, for a presentation and book signing. Fraker has just published a long-awaited book; Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: the Eighth Judicial Circuit (Southern Illinois University Press). He will be sharing his findings on the stories surrounding Lincoln’s time as a circuit-riding lawyer. These years on the circuit proved formative for Lincoln, not just in developing his legal skills, but in forging partnerships and friendships which would be crucial years later as an aspirant for political office.
Immediately following the presentation, copies of Fraker’s new and long-awaited book will be available for purchase.