We know he saved the Union and that he died by assassination within days of the end of the Civil War. His statue forms the looming backdrop to so many historic gatherings on Washington’s National Mall. But what do we know of Lincoln, the man behind the monument?
Join presidential historian J.B. Andersen as he talks about Lincoln’s sometimes ne’er-do-well relatives, his financial success as a striving young lawyer, and the mysterious illnesses that afflicted his body and his spirit Wednesday, May 25, at 12:30 p.m. at Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave. The event is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota.