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Tue, Sep 13


Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant

Lincoln: The Fire of Genius. Book Launch and Presentation by David Kent

The Lincoln Group proudly supports President David J. Kent with his latest research and scholarship. Be part of the fun and experience the launch of a new book about a little studied aspect of our 16th president.

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Lincoln: The Fire of Genius.  Book Launch and Presentation by David Kent
Lincoln: The Fire of Genius.  Book Launch and Presentation by David Kent


Sep 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant, 5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA


About the Event

The Lincoln Group of DC is hosting the official launch for President David J. Kent’s new book, Lincoln, The Fire of Genius: How Lincoln’s Commitment to Science and Technology Helped Modernize America. Lincoln had a lifelong fascination with science and technology, a fascination that would help institutionalize science, win the Civil War, and propel the nation into the modern age. Readers will learn through Lincoln, The Fire of Genius how science and technology gradually infiltrated Lincoln’s remarkable life and influenced his growing desire to improve the condition of all people. The book traces his progression from a simple farm boy to a president who changed the world.

Every dinner attendee will receive a swag bag full of Lincoln Group and Fire of Genius giveaways and raffles.

Kent is both a career scientist and a published Lincoln historian. His presentation will follow the thread of science and technology that wove through Lincoln’s life. His interest in the science of farming led to his advocacy for technological advancement, and then to his becoming the “go-to” western lawyer for patent and technology cases. As president, Lincoln was tireless in his efforts to institutionalize science. Kent's presentation will touch on Lincoln’s insistence on high-tech weaponry and strategic use of technology during the Civil War. 

This will be an in-person dinner meeting with a zoom option. Dinner and lecture will be $40 per person. Please pay in advance by clicking on the "PrePay Here." If you cannot be there in person, a Zoom access link will be sent to those who have prepaid $10 by going to the "Join Now" button at the upper left of this screen.  The $10 Zoom option will be one of the choices. But to experience the full event (and get gifts) you must join us in person. And definitely save room for a great new dessert!

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