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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln In The Post-Heroic Era

Abraham Lincoln In The Post-Heroic Era:  History And Memory In Late Twentieth-Century America, by Barry Schwartz There is a lot to admire about this book.  It is likely that very few people will like this book, given the author’s stilted … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Just And Generous Nation

A Just And Generous Nation:  Abraham Lincoln And The Fight For American Opportunity, by Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle This book is a reminder to those who have read a great many books about Abraham Lincoln [1] that the speeches … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case Of Abraham Lincoln

The Case Of Abraham Lincoln:  A Story Of Adultery, Murder, And The Making Of A Great President, by Julie M. Fenster It should go without saying that there are a lot of books about Abraham Lincoln [1], many of which … Continue reading

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Juneteenth: A Case Study In Acceptable Holidays

One of the more obscure holidays on the American calendar is that of Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, the day the Emancipation Proclamation became known in Texas.  Given that I have a somewhat critical attitude towards the celebration of many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Emancipating Lincoln

Emancipating Lincoln:  The Proclamation In Text, Context, And Memory, by Harold Holzer I feel it necessary to freely own that there was a lot that I simply did not like about this book.  Although in the past I have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And The Jews: A History

Lincoln And The Jews:  A History, by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell As someone who reads a lot of books about Abraham Lincoln [1], I am always looking out to see if a given book will tell me something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln On Race & Slavery

Lincoln On Race & Slavery, by Abraham Lincoln, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The editor of this volume modestly claims not to have been a Lincoln scholar when writing this particular book.  If he wasn’t a Lincoln scholar before, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln’s Christianity

Lincoln’s Christianity, by Michael Burkhimer Towards the beginning of this book, the author makes a plea for mercy when he states that he is a liberal Catholic, something he amply demonstrates, and that he hopes he is not judged for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln’s Extraordinary Era

Abraham Lincoln’s Extraordinary Era:  The Man And His Times, by K.M. Kostyal To be sure, among the many thousands of books about Abraham Lincoln [1], this is one of the more inessential ones.  That is not to say that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians On Our Sixteenth President

Abraham Lincoln:  Great American Historians On Our Sixteenth President:  A C-Span Book, edited by Brian Lamb and Susan Swain Before you read this book, you should be aware that this is not a book about Abraham Lincoln by historians, not … Continue reading

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