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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: 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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Book Review: A History Of The United States

A History Of The United States, by Cecil Chesterton Although I am more familiar with the writings and thinking of the author’s brother, this particular book is a considerable achievement as a history of the United States from the point … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stephen A. Douglas

Book Review:  Stephen A Douglas (American Crisis Biographies), by Henry Parker Willis At least part of the nobility of Abraham Lincoln depends on the greatness of his first great adversary for office, Stephen Douglas.  If this author is more favorable … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume 4

The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln:  Volume 4:  The Lincoln-Douglas Debates II, by Abraham Lincoln This volume covers the last four of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and by this time in the reading the reader is likely familiar with the pattern that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume 3

The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln:  Volume 3:  The Lincoln-Douglas Debates I, by Abraham Lincoln As someone who has read and appreciated the Lincoln-Douglas debates as written by others, especially the late and great Harry Jaffa, it is worthwhile to see … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume 2

The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln:  Volume 2, by Abraham Lincoln Considering there are so many books about Abraham Lincoln, it is worthwhile for those who are fond of the writing and thinking of our sixteenth president to read what he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Challenges To Canadian Federalism

Challenges To Canadian Federalism, edited by Martin Westmacott and Hugh Mellon There are a few essential problems with Canadian federalism.  One of them is that it was done in stark contrast to American federalism and that the effort lacked the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Course Of The South To Secession

The Course Of The South To Secession, an interpretation by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, edited by E. Merton Coulter This book is a fascinating one, although it only tells about half of the necessary story or so when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Causes Of The Civil War

The Causes Of The Civil War, with revisions, edited by Kenneth M. Stampp One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is the agnostic approach of the author to the question of the causes of the Civil War and … Continue reading

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