Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Attend a book signing and presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Garrow on Tuesday, May 22, in honor of his book Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. The book, which provides the most detailed description of Obama’s life before entering the White House, uses interviews and meticulous reporting to showcase Obama’s political ambitions and his journey from community organizer to presidential candidate. In 1987, Garrow was the Pulitzer Prize recipient for his book titled Bearing the Cross, which details the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The Rising Star event will consist of a book signing at 6 p.m. followed by at 6:30 p.m. presentation in the ALPM’s Union Theater. Tickets cost $8 for the general public and $5 for ALPLM members. Reservations are strongly encouraged, as space will be limited. To purchase tickets to this event, visit http://PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov or purchase them at the door the day of the event starting at 5:30 p.m.
Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
Tuesday, May 22, 6-8:30pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. Sixth St.
$8 public; $5 members