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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer

Abraham Lincoln:  Prairie Lawyer, by John J. Duff Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer is one of those strange areas of history that many historians tangle with at one point or another.  This author has high views of Lincoln as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer-Statesman

Abraham Lincoln:  The Lawyer-Statesman, by John T. Richards Even though the author was the head of the Chicago Bar, this book reads as if it was written by a Southerner who is moderately fine with Abraham Lincoln but strongly anti-abolitionist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln The Lawyer

Lincoln The Lawyer, by Frederick Trevor Hill One of the more fascinating and obscure aspects of Lincoln’s career is his time as a lawyer, and at least a few books have been written about this subject [1].  That said, although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And His Generals

Lincoln And His Generals, by Clarence Edward Macartney Is this book necessary?  To be fair, there are a lot of books about Abraham Lincoln in existence, many of which I happen to have read and reviewed and many more of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lincoln Of The Thirtieth Congress

The Lincoln Of The Thirtieth Congress, by Roy D. Packard This book is a deeply entertaining one, in that it focuses on one of the important but somewhat obscure aspects of Lincoln’s career, and that is his time as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln And The Patronage

Lincoln And The Patronage, by Carl Russell Fish One of the more unfortunate aspects of government jobs is the way that many people idealize the civil service as if the bureaucracy that we have right now is a good thing.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume 7

The Complete Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 7 This particular book finishes up the collection of Abraham Lincoln’s writings, mostly consisting of Lincoln’s writings from the very end of 1863 to his death along with writings of Lincoln’s that were … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume 6

The Writings of Abraham Lincoln;  Volume 6, by Abraham Lincoln This particular volume covers Abraham Lincoln’s writings from 1862 and 1863, and makes for an interesting collection of writings.  Whether Lincoln is gently dealing with ineffective generals like Burnside or … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume Five

The Writings of Abraham Lincoln:  Volume Five:  1858-1862, by Abraham Lincoln The writings of Abraham Lincoln are a fascinating look into how it is that an obscure Illinois lawyer became the president of the United State during its darkest hour.  … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For A National Day Of Fasting

[Note:  This is an image of a proclamation of a National Fast-Day on August 12, 1861 by Abraham Lincoln, taken from volume five of The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln (1886), p.350-351 and in the public domain.] What is the natural … Continue reading

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