Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Book Review: Land Of Lincoln

Land Of Lincoln:  Adventures In Abe’s America, by Andrew Ferguson As someone who reads a great deal of books about Abraham Lincoln, it is pretty clear that I would likely fall into the category of being a buff, as this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln Raw

Lincoln Raw:  A Biographical Novel, by D.L. Fowler [Note:  This book was provided without charge by Author’s Den.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who reads a lot about Abraham Lincoln [1], I viewed this book with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our One Common Country

Our One Common Country:  Abraham Lincoln And The Hampton Roads Peace Conference Of 1865, by James B. Conroy The author states in the acknowledgements section at the end of this book that no one had ever written a book on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln Unbound

Lincoln Unbound:  How An Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved The American Dream–And How We Can Do It Again, by Rich Lowry This book was a pleasure to read, and a bit surprisingly so.  As someone who reads a distressingly large amount … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln: A President For The Ages

Lincoln:  A President For The Ages, edited by Karl Weber I certainly agree with the title of this book that Abraham Lincoln was a president for the ages, but this is certainly not a book for the ages.  Written and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And His Admirals

Lincoln And His Admirals, by Craig L. Symonds Although the naval history of the civil war is not something that is completely neglected by historians [1], it has definitely not received the same amount of attention as Lincoln’s relationship with … Continue reading

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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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