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Author Gary Ginsberg's new book, First Friends, examines White House history as told through the stories of the best friends and closest confidants of American presidents such as Lincoln and Joshua Speed, FDR and Daisy Suckley, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and Bill Clinton and Vernon Jordan.  First Friends is an engaging look into the lives of Commanders-in-Chief and how their presidencies were shaped by those they held most dear.  Join us on Zoom as Ginsberg provides insights into the lives of the men who held the most powerful political office in the world by looking at the friends on whom they relied. Moderated by award-winning interviewer Steve Edwards, formerly of WBEZ and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

Register here.

Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries.

To enter for the chance to win a copy of First Friends, click here. One entry per person. Runs August 27 - September 13. Open to patrons of the Homer Township Public Library.

Receive a signed bookplate with each copy of First Friends purchased from any of these book stores (while supplies last): Bookends & Beginnings, Bookie’s, Prairie Fox Books, or The Book Stall

This program will take place online on Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered patrons shortly before the program. Don't see the email? Check your spam folder!