Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War, for Better and for Worse
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Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War, for Better and for Worse

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The Commonwealth Club

555 Post St.

San Francisco, CA

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Candice Shy Hooper, Author, Lincoln's Generals' Wives

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

The story of the American Civil War isn’t complete without examining the extraordinary lives of Jessie Fremont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, who were their husbands’ closest confidantes and had a profound impact on their ambitions and actions. Once shots were fired on Fort Sumter, the women were launched into a new world, where their relationships with their husbands and their personal opinions of the president of the United States had national and historical consequences. Using letters, memoirs, and photographs—and for the first time, maps of the women’s wartime travels—Hooper reveals how these four generals’ wives powerfully influenced our history.

Location: 555 Post Street, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
MLF: Humanities
Program organizer: George Hammond
Notes: Photo by Andrea Hillebrand

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