Mixing biography with popular history, Ferguson leads a curiosity-fueled trek through the life of Abraham Lincoln. In a unique narrative that investigates America's relationship with its own history, Ferguson's hilarious and poignant coast-to-coast journey examines Lincoln's legacy, showing the surprising ways in which his personality, philosophy and mythology have endured- The Commonwealth Club
Andrew Ferguson is an American journalist and author. He is senior editor of The Weekly Standard and a columnist for Bloomberg News based in Washington, D.C.
Before joining the Standard at its founding in 1995, he was senior editor at the Washingtonian magazine. He has been a columnist for Fortune, TV Guide, and Forbes FYI, and a contributing editor to Time magazine. He has also written for the New Yorker, New York, The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and other publications.
A collection of his essays, Fools Names, Fools Faces, was published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1996, and Land of Lincoln has just been released by Grove/Atlantic on May 30, 2007. His work has appeared in several anthologies.
In 1992, he was a White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.