Thursday, July 16, 2009

Oh wow, George McGovern in town!

Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern will be in town signing copies of his new book about Lincoln. at Gibson's Bookstore downtown. From the inbox:

George McGovern on Abraham Lincoln
Monday, July 20, at 5:15
Senator George McGovern will be at Gibson's to discuss and sign his new book on Abraham Lincoln. Don't miss this chance to meet a true legend and (in the words of Robert Kennedy) "the most decent man in the Senate" and (in the words of William F. Buckley) "the single nicest human being I've ever met."

On Monday, July 20, the day after Senator George McGovern turns 87, he will spend the day in New Hampshire talking about history and signing books. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., who created the series American Presidents for Times Books, asked the Senator to write about Lincoln.
For a generation, Senator McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, with its "Peace is Patriotic" message, was instrumental in forming their political activism. As a decorated bomber pilot in WWII, he knew more about the subject than did most others in the debate. His other great cause, ending world hunger, has resulted in the feeding of tens of millions of people--beginning with his job as director of President Kennedy's Food for Peace program, continuing with his work with Senator Bob Dole to revolutionize the U.S. Food Stamp program, and culminating with his work as U.N. Ambassador on World Hunger and other ongoing efforts both domestic and international.
Please join us as we welcome Senator McGovern back to New Hampshire, where 25 years ago he was accorded a 10-minute standing ovation at the NH Democratic Convention. Let's wish him happy birthday, and listen as he expounds on the lessons of Abraham Lincoln and their relevance today.

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