Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

The Impeachment Of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter

What would have happened if John Wilkes Booth’s assassin’s bullet had not been fatal?  Stephen L. Carter takes on that question as he presents a thrilling mystery in The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.  Set two years after the assassination attempt, … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lincoln by Catherine Clinton

I just couldn’t get enough of the Lincoln family, so after reading Team of Rivals and Killing Lincoln, I jumped right into this biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. While it didn’t rise to the excellence of the aforementioned books, it … Continue reading

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Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly

Having just read Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, I was interested to read more about the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, and Bill O’Reilly’s book didn’t disappoint.  Every child learns in history class that President Abraham Lincoln was … Continue reading

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Team Of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Goodwin’s unique approach to writing about Abraham Lincoln’s presidency included researching and including information about the men that Lincoln selected to be his Cabinet:  William Seward, Salmon Chase, and Edward Bates.  She also added his Secretaries of War Simon Cameron … Continue reading

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The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara is truly a master at depicting the intricacies of war.  In The Last Full Measure, he takes on the final battles of the Civil War, and what surely must be going through the heads of the most notable … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley

The longer title, Behind the Scenes or 30 Years a Slave and 4 Years in the White House, is a more detailed picture of this autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley.  And while this does describe the woman’s background, it is not … Continue reading

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