Rich Lowry - Author and Editor of "National Review" at the Library

Category: Authors on StageCategory: Speakers & Lecture Series
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and a New York Times best-selling author, will visit New Canaan Library on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm. Mr. Lowry will speak about his latest release Lincoln Unbound, a persuasive blend of politics and history that argues a return to the dynamic, upwardly mobile political and economic climate that Lincoln promoted and exemplified.  Lowry appears as part of the Library’s Authors on Stage series. The event is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books and will take place in the Adrian Lamb Room.

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As a founding father and ambitious individual, Abraham Lincoln is revered across the political spectrum. In Lincoln Unbound, Rich Lowry takes an illuminating look at Lincoln, tracing his ascendency from “rail-splitter” to political powerhouse, and illustrating how Lincoln embodied the American Dream. In his book, Lowry argues that Lincoln’s

personal gospel of hard work and individual advancement - and his political beliefs of limited government interference and open economic opportunity – are as relevant to political conservatives today as they were then. Lowry also illustrates how America’s success as a nation depends upon a return to Lincoln’s convictions and principles.

Rich Lowry was named editor of National Review in 1997. He is a syndicated columnist and a commentator for the Fox News Channel. Lowry writes for Politico and Time magazine, and often appears on public affairs programs such as Meet the Press and Face the Nation. His previous book Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years, was a New York Times best seller.