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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Lincoln buzz: Four links

A few Abraham Lincoln things that recently landed in my inbox:

  • LINCOLN RECONSIDERED by David Shribman. An opinion piece where Mr. Shribman expresses some apprehension about the Bicentennial festivities, and offers two three alternatives for a better understanding of the 16th president (and who we are - I said that part): (1) Everyone should read a book about the Civil War; (2) Every kid should memorize the Gettysburg Address; and (3) Read both of Lincoln's inaugural addresses, "and to linger, in this time of war, on the very last paragraph of the second inaugural."
  • Understanding Lincolnís Genius with Words, by Christine Gibson. A review of two new Lincoln books: (1) Lincolnís Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words (Knopf, 352 pages, $26.95); and (2) The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows (Simon & Schuster, 432 pages, $28).

Things are picking up.

Posted by Marie at November 19, 2006 11:34 PM