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Obama biographer to speak at ALPLM

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$5 – $8

Barack Obama’s path to the White House included the beaches of Hawaii, the streets of Chicago, the classrooms of Harvard and the halls of the Illinois statehouse. Historian David J. Garrow will discuss how that winding path shaped Obama during a May 22 appearance at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Garrow is the author of “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.” Through meticulous reporting and hundreds of interviews, Garrow has produced the most detailed picture yet of Obama’s life before reaching the White House.

“a masterwork of historical and journalistic research.”

Garrow, who won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Martin Luther King, will sign copies of “Rising Star” at 6 p.m. Then at 6:30 he’ll speak in the museum’s Union Theater and take questions from the audience.



May 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$5 – $8
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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