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"You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field."
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, September, 25, 1956

Abilene, Kan. - The first of Ike's 2021 virtual book club series is scheduled for January 12 at 7 p.m. central time. The program is free and open to the public -- join us online or by phone.

Join this program as if you were meeting your friends in a cozy café or living room with a glass of wine -- even if you have not read the book. January's book selection is Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh. Her memoir was an instant New York Times bestseller and recipient of numerous awards. As a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer, her story is told as part social analysis and part cultural commentary. It closely examines class, identity and the perils of economic hardship in a wealthy nation.

The informal discussion will be led by Sandra Wiechert in partnership with Humanities Kansas. The entire book club reading list schedule is available on the Eisenhower Presidential Library's website.

Google Meet online:
Telephone: 617-675-4444‬ (PIN: ‪511 045 556 7306#)
[Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.]

The 2021 Ike Book Talk series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation, Jeffcoat Foundation, Humanities Kansas, and the Abilene Public Library

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit