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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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Book Review: Lincoln For President

Lincoln For President:  An Unlikely Candidate, An Audacious Strategy, And the Victory No One Saw Coming, by Bruce Chadwick As someone who has read many books about Abraham Lincoln [1], I am always intrigued when someone tries to find something … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Life

Abraham Lincoln:  A Presidential Life, by James M. McPherson, narrated by John McDonough This immensely short book (only two cds) manages to give the listener a pleasant experience and a worthwhile one.  Those readers who enjoy reading a great deal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s Washington

Mr. Lincoln’s Washington:  A Panorama Of Events In Washington From 1861 To 1865 Taken From Local Newspapers And With Over 250 Illustrations, by Stanley Kimmel I picked up this particular volume because it looked like a quirky Civil War book … Continue reading

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We May Make It Through The War If We Make It Through The Night

As someone who has tried to say as little about the 2016 political campaign as possible [1], I have nonetheless found that those around me are at least waking up to the political campaign for all of its horrors.  Among … Continue reading

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Wherever The Carcass Is, There The Vultures Will Be Gathered Together

Somewhere in the course of my voluminous reading about Abraham Lincoln, I remember coming across a funny witticism of his [1] when it came to people looking for the spoils of office.  He quoted the Bible, saying, “Where the body is, … Continue reading

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In A Perfect World

Life is full of odd and striking coincidences. Upon reading the memoir of a tough-minded Portland businesswoman [1], I was captivated by the book’s advocacy for a local not-for-profit that was dedicated to advocacy for at-risk children whose lives had … Continue reading

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Fallow Years

On August 27, 2008, I wrote my epitaph [1], in Spanish, in part because I was heading to the Feast of Tabernacles that year in Chile and my mind was in a Spanish-speaking place, and in part because as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And His Generals

Lincoln And His Generals, by T. Harry Williams This book, one of quite a few spoken of my my local congregational pastor [1], is one of many books about Abraham Lincoln that have been written over the years, and like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln In His Own Words

Lincoln In His Own Words, edited by Milton Meltzer, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn I read this book, as I read quite a few books, largely because it was referred to as a good source of Lincoln quotes by my local … Continue reading

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