Appearing at Church of the Redeemer | 11:00 am – 11:50 am
About the author
Roger Lowenstein is an American journalist and writer. A former Wall Street Journal reporter, Lowenstein has written numerous critically acclaimed books, including The New York Times bestsellers Buffett, When Genius Failed, and The End of Wall Street. He has three children and lives with his wife, Judy Slovin, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Tenants Harbor, Maine.
MFOB featured book: Ways and Means
In Ways and Means, renowned journalist Roger Lowenstein reveals the largely untold story of the Lincoln White House in the early 1860’s. Lowenstein demonstrates how Lincoln used the urgency of the Civil War to transform a union of states into a nation. Through a financial lens, he explores how this second American revolution, led by Lincoln, his cabinet, and a Congress studded with towering statesmen, changed the direction of the country and established a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Ways and Means brings the Civil War, usually examined in military terms, to readers in terms of financial implications. Generals and their soldiers fought on the battlefield, but Lincoln and his cabinet made an impact through legislation aimed at creating a self-sufficient economy in the North.
In a review in The Wall Street Journal, Harold Holzer called the book “Captivating … [Lowenstein] makes what subsequently occurred at Treasury and on Wall Street during the early 1860s seem as enthralling as what transpired on the battlefield or at the White House.”