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Expert on Lincoln monuments to visit Washington County library

May 09, 2008

There are nearly 200 statues of Abraham Lincoln dotted across America.

In his new book "Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments," James Percoco takes readers on a journey through the small towns and the large cities that are home to some of the monuments erected in memory of the 16th U.S. president.

Beginning and ending his journey in Washington, D.C, Percoco chronicles four summers as he and his students take to the road searching out Lincoln statues of marble and bronze.

Percoco will visit Washington County Free Library in downtown Hagerstown on Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m. for a discussion and book signing.

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Percoco is a nationally recognized and award-winning history teacher. He is a history educator-in-residence at American University in Washington and a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission's advisory board.

Percoco is the author of two previous books: "Divided We Stand: Teaching about Conflict in U.S. History" and "A Passion for the Past: Creative Teaching of U.S. History."

Books will be available for purchase or you may bring your own. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for your free ticket to the event.

The library strives to make all programs accessible. Please inform the library of special needs two weeks prior to the program.

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