Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

Book Review: The Long Pursuit

The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln’s Thirty-Year Struggle With Stephen Douglas For The Heart And Soul Of America, by Roy Morris, Jr. This is a good book about the parallel careers of Lincoln and Douglas. If it does not rise to … Continue reading

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Unser Leben Gleicht Der Reise Eines Wandrers In Der Nacht

While idly spending some time this afternoon, I came across the following poem, originally written in 1792 by Karl Ludwig Giesecke, a Swiss poet, and attached to the tragic tale of the fate of Swiss mercenaries during the Russian invasion … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And Douglas: The Debates That Defined America

Lincoln And Douglas: The Debates That Defined America, by Allen C. Guelzo Although this is a very excellent book written by a notable Lincoln Prize-winning author, there are at least a couple of issues with the title. For one, the … Continue reading

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