Tenth Annual Meeting Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Path to Emancipation
ANNUAL MEETING: THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney
Avenue, New Haven
Cocktail Hour at 5:30 p.m.
The cost of the dinner is $65.00 for members, $70.00 for non-members. Reservations are due by April 16.
Speaker: Todd Brewster, author of Lincoln's Gamble.
Todd Brewster, a journalist and historian, will speak on
Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Path to Emancipation.
Author of Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War
Todd Brewster is a veteran journalist and historian who has served as Senior Producer of ABC News,
Senior Editor at Time-Life and as the Don E. Ackerman Director of Oral History at West Point. He
is the co-author, with the late Peter Jennings, of The Century, a history of the twentieth
century that spent over a year on the New York Times Best-seller list and sold more than 1.6
million copies. From 2004-2005, he was Knight Fellow at Yale Law School and from 2006-2007 he
was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Wesleyan University, where he taught First Amendment law to
undergraduates. His most recent book, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave
America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War has been described by
George Stephanopoulos as
a masterful psychological portrait. The historian Joe Ellis had similar
This story has been told before, he wrote,
but never as well, with such a firm grasp of
the revolutionary implications of Lincoln's decision, or the multilayered levels of Lincoln's quite
tortured thought process. Although Lincoln is the most written-about figure in American history,
Brewster's book is a major entry in the Lincoln