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Free lecture at GCC on William Seward 'Lincoln's Indispensable Man'

A free lecture on William Seward will be given by Walter Stahr at Genesee Community College beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5. It will take place in the Conable Technology Building, T102.

History and culture enthusiasts of all ages would appreciate this lecture.

As part of GCC's Civil War Initiative, Stahr will share excerpts from his new published biography entitled, "Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man."

The book has already reaped critical acclaim with James McPherson, famous Civil War historian and author of "Battle Cry of Freedom" stating: "After a rocky start during which Seward crossed swords with Lincoln in the issue of Fort Sumter and other matters, the secretary of state did indeed become the president's most indispensable ally. Politician, diplomat, raconteur, a figure of controversy and power, Seward has finally found a biographer equal to his importance."

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin also noted: "This magnificent biography finally provides what William Henry Seward so justly deserves -- a full, terrific and complex portrait of his endlessly fascinating life."

Stahr also wrote a biography of John Jay, one of our nation's founding fathers and the first Chief Justice of the United States.

For further information: http://walterstahr.com/media-room/ Copies of Stahr's book will be available for sale at the event and Stahr has graciously agreed to autograph copies immediately following his talk.

The free lecture is part of GCC's ongoing initiative exploring the Civil War. You can learn more about it by visiting the history department's blog: http://civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com/.

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