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Events for Sunday September 11, 2016


Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act help


Sunday September 11, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
A Certified Affordable Care Act Application Counselor will be at the library every Sunday from November 13 - February 5 to provide no cost, in person information and enrollment assistance. He will explain the new options for comprehensive, affordable health coverage and will help people enroll in affordable health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace or New Jersey Family Care/Medicaid.


Amiable Scoundrel

Amiable Scoundrel: Author Talk by Paul Kahan


Sunday September 11, 2016
2:00 PM
Paul Kahan, author of Amiable Scroundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War will talk about his book and about Simon Cameron.

From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Lincoln’s secretary of war, senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a founder of the Republican Party, Simon Cameron (1799–1889) was one of the nineteenth century’s most prominent political figures. In his wake, however, he left a series of questionable political and business dealings and, at the age of eighty, even a sex scandal.

Amiable Scoundrel puts Cameron’s actions into a larger historical context by demonstrating that many politicians of the time, including Abraham Lincoln, used similar tactics to win elections and advance their careers. This study is the fascinating story of Cameron’s life and an illuminating portrait of his times.

"This first biography of Cameron in 50 years successfully infuses humanity into its portrait of the statesman." ~ Library Journal

"Five Stars...This book is essential for any civil war historian’s library" ~ San Francisco Book Review

Photo of author Paul KahanBio

Paul Kahan is a lecturer at Ohlone College in Fremont, California.

In addition to Amiable Scoundrel he is the author of The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle,and the Fight for American Finance and The Homestead Strike: Labor, Violence, and American Industry.

 


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