Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer (James Swanson)

I’m always impressed when a writer takes a familiar story and inflates it with details I never knew.  Textbooks edit history for brevity — after all, how many high school kids want to read two hundred pages when two paragraphs … Continue reading

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Lincoln and Darwin Dual Bicentennial

A remarkable coincidence will be observed next week.  Two men who made enormous impacts on the world were born on the same day two hundred years ago: February 12, 1809.  Abraham Lincoln, arguably the greatest American president, was born in … Continue reading

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Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns Goodwin)

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals [LibraryThing / WorldCat] is a good history. It might be considered a biography, too. Or a management book. It’s a little of everything. There was plenty of history involved, to be sure. During sections … Continue reading

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