Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy | A Book Talk with John F. Wasik




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Lincolnomics highlights The Great Emancipator as The Great Builder of American infrastructure, revealing Lincoln’s untold legacy as the developer of an economic ladder to democracy through national transportation, public education, and market access

Join author John F. Wasik as he tracks Lincoln from his time in the 1830s as a young Illinois state legislator pushing for internal improvements; through his work as a lawyer representing the Illinois Central Railroad in the 1840s; to his presidential fight for the Transcontinental Railroad; and his support of land-grant colleges that educated a nation. 

About the author:

John F. Wasik is the author of nineteen books, including Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla. His columns, blogs, and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reuters, Forbes, and Bloomberg News. In 2018, Wasik was named an Illinois Road Scholar for the Illinois Humanities Council. His speaking engagements on technology, history, investing, and innovation reach global audiences. He lives in Grayslake, IL and serves on the Board of Lake County.

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