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Fireside Chat: Lincoln and Viruses: Past and Present Collide

David J. Kent is a lifelong Abraham Lincoln researcher, career scientist, Vice President of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, and board member of the Abraham Lincoln Institute. His most recent book is Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, and he has also written on Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Kent writes a regular book review column in the Lincolnian, publishes many articles and reviews, and gives regular public talks. David’s next book project focuses on Lincoln’s interest in technology.

This chat originally aired at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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