After conducting 31 “cross-examination”-style public interviews of presidential historians and White House insiders, attorney Talmage Boston believes he has identified 10 key traits of successful presidents.
Boston shares those traits in the book Cross-Examining History, and he discussed them during a speech for the John Locke Foundation and the Triangle Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. In the video clip below, Boston shares one key trait of his favorite president, Abraham Lincoln.

This special book signing and author presentation
is co-sponsored by the Triangle Chapter of 
Talmage Boston BookFor over 38 years, renowned attorney Talmage Boston’s vocation has been getting to the heart of his cases by asking the right questions – and not stopping until he gets them answered. Three years ago, he had an epiphany: What if he used his examination skills to go deeper into his lifelong avocation – the study of presidential history? In this presentation, the respected author will discuss the results of his inquiry, detailed in his new book, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents. The final product contains 31 edited transcripts of his onstage interviews from all over the country with some of America’s leading presidential historians and presidential insiders.
This book signing and author presentation
includes a boxed lunch and drink.
Please purchase your $15.00 ticket in advance to ensure you have a seat.
Parking is available in the John Locke Foundation lot next to Campbell, or in the parking deck across the street.