Pages Through the Ages Discussion: “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels”

January 26th, 2020

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Program located at the Westport Public Library

Discuss the book by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham that helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

Named one of the best books of the year by NPR • The Christian Science Monitor Southern Living

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821.


From the earliest days of the republic through nation-rending war, worldwide conflict and the battle for civil rights the dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now.


While the American story has not always—or even often—been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail.


There is no charge for this event however reservations are recommended, register online here or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Donations are appreciated and can be made on the reservation form.