David Herbert Donald, Lincoln, and the American Experience
October 24, 2009
Three eminent historians will celebrate the life and work of David Herbert Donald. Donald, renowned for his study of Abraham Lincoln and the people around him, was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He will be honored posthumously at the library with the Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History, presented annually by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. Three scholars will speak in honor of Donald as a scholar and collaborator:
**John Stauffer, Professor of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University **Nina Silber, Professor of History, Boston University **Bernard Bailyn, Adams University Professor and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History, emeritus, at Harvard University The program will begin with a 20-minute piano concert by noted solist Biljana Milovanovic, a founder of the Ibis Camerata. Milovanovic will perform European and American music popular during the Civil War period. "David Herbert Donald, Lincoln, and the American Experience" is a benefit for the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.