The New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome journalist and author Roger Lowenstein, who will discuss the largely untold story of how Lincoln used the urgency of the Civil War to transform a union of states into a nation. Lowenstein will speak on the subject in relation to his recently published book, Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War. The live webinar will take place on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org to connect to Zoom.
Through a financial lens, Lowenstein explores how this second American Revolution, led by Lincoln, his cabinet, and a Congress studded with towering statesmen, changed the direction of the country and established a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. .
Roger Lowenstein has reported for The Wall Street Journal for over a decade. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Times, Washington Post, Fortune, Atlantic, New York Review of Books and other publications. His books include the NYT Buffett bestsellers When Genius Failed and The End of Wall Street, as well as the critically acclaimed Origins of the Crash, While America Aged and America’s Bank.
He has three children and lives with his wife, Judy Slovin, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Tenants Harbor, Maine.