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Monday, June 10, 2013

New book finds the economic roots of America’s defining conflict

 In A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War (Da Capo), historian Thomas Fleming promises to shed new light upon the root causes of the conflict. While he does present some
03.16.2013 | | Posted at 12:48 PM

The Union is Preserved on Blu-ray and DVD

By David Luhrssen
    Lincoln and Stephen Spielberg may have been cheated at the Oscars this year, but no one disputes Daniel Day-Lewis’ Best Actor award for his unforgettable performance as the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln has been released as a Blu-ray/DVD package.  The Civil War marked one of the sharpest turning points in America’s story, and none of its leading...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is an expansive historical novel that follows one freedwoman’s journey from simple seamstress to the First Lady’s confidante. The book opens in 1860 with the
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Daniel Day-Lewis is unforgettable as Lincoln

 The Civil War marked one of the sharpest turning points in America’s story, and none of its leading figures looms higher in memory than Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Guy Gugliotta offers excellent account in 'Freedom's Cap'

The bitter irony running through Guy Gugliotta's Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War (Hill & Wang) is that the politician most responsible for constructing the country's physical seat of government in Washington...

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