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chris-bohjalian's picture
Jan.18.2014
This is the time of the year when we are most likely to hear “Abraham, Martin and John” on the radio. You know the song. It was a hit for Dion in 1968. It’s an homage to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John and Robert Kennedy. It’s wistful, elegiac, and perhaps a little saccharine. It...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.03.2014
Photo: Book's paperback cover, via doriskearnsgoodwin.com. There are many editions, but this is the one I read.   Extremely well-written and well-researched book (and, from just a few pages, partially the source of Spielberg's movie, which was also very good) that will make you see and know...
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Dec.09.2013
Photo: Allan Pinkerton, Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand at the Antietam Battlefield, from the massive Library of Congress Collection, at this link: http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/brady.html    After I saw Spielberg's Lincoln, I bought Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals...
chris-bohjalian's picture
Dec.08.2013
As this year winds down, I realize I missed a big story: Not health care. Not the government shutdown. Not even the fact that Rome was besieged with poop from migrating birds – birds which, according to a city council spokeswoman, had been eating olives before flying over the Eternal City, “so...
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Oct.18.2013
Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1 by Bill Walker & Brian Anthony Abraham Lincoln was a great President, self-taught, lawyer and statesman. So, why would anyone want to kill him? Freeing the slaves, creating a better unity between the North and the South Abraham Lincoln stood for the hopes of all...
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Aug.13.2013
Searching for Lincoln’s Ghost: Barbara J. Dzikowski The 60’s were a time of great change for our country. Racial tension was often high and the division between black and white quite wide sometimes even reverting back to the time of the Civil War. Children in school relived many of the battles in...
chris-bohjalian's picture
Aug.04.2013
When, years ago, my wife and I bought a yellow Victorian beside a white clapboard church here in Lincoln, Vermont, we figured we’d wander in most Easters and Christmas Eves. Maybe we’d pop in occasionally on other Sunday mornings when, for whatever the reason, we were uncharacteristically inspired...
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Jul.15.2013
Inside the tomb, there is the humid, earthy smell of damp stone, millions of trapped breaths and prayers.  Echoing in the chambers leading to his headstone, you hear the babble of languages, Spanish overlaps German, Japanese mingles with English and French.    And, then, the silence...
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Jun.20.2013
School Library Journal (06/01/2013):Gr 7 Up--To enhance his account of this momentous battle, Martin draws on the memoirs of Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly, teen witnesses, as well of those of soldiers and officers who fought in it. He opens with Pierce's account of the Confederate advance on...
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Jun.04.2013
Hello Friends, My new book for young adult readers is available today, a non-fiction history of the Gettysburg battle focusing on the accounts of two Gettysburg teenagers who witnessed those three epic days in July 1863. Next month is the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. Gettysburg: The True...