Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Q. With Presidents’ Day around the corner, I’m looking for some interesting facts on the U.S. Presidency. What would you recommend?

A. We have quite a few books you may be interested in. To start with, we have Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder, in Myth and Memory. As with any major historic figure, a multitude of legends has grown up around … Continue reading

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Book Review: Team of Rivals:The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Steven Spielberg movie entitled Lincoln (out now in theaters with Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln) is based on this thoroughly researched work of nonfiction. Now mind you, it is very well written but it does require concentration, a quiet little alcove … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Lincoln: His Life and Legacy Volume 1

This is Volume one of a four disc dvd series from the “History Channel.” Many scenes from Lincoln’s life were reenacted at the actual historical settings where the events occurred.  We get a view of the Lincoln rooms at the White … Continue reading

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