Chris DeRose - "The Presidents' War"

Category: Authors
Location: Adrian Lamb Room


Chris DeRose, American historian, best-selling and award-winning author, professor of law, and political strategist will speak at the Library on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Adrin Lamb Room.

His newest release is "The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them" (Lyons Press 2014). His previous books are "Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America's Greatest President" (Simon & Schuster/Threshold 2013) and "Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the Election That Saved a Nation" (Regnery History 2011). Both were selected by readers of the Washington Post among the "Top Political Books of the Year," as well as alternate selections of the History Book Club, Book of the Month Club, and Military Book Club. DeRose has been a featured speaker at venues across the country and has appeared on C-SPAN BookTV three times. In 2012, he wrote the cover story for the official magazine of The History Channel, in support of their "Men Who Built America Series," and served as a researcher for #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer for his book, "History Decoded." DeRose's work has been highlighted by POLITICO, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Human Events, and numerous other publications.

For the past 19 years, DeRose has served as a political strategist for candidates up and down the ballot and across five different states. Recent highlights include serving as Director of Election Day Operations for the former Governor of Virginia and as campaign manager for a U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin. Source:

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