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Why Would Anyone Read About Lincoln?

Hello Dear Followers,

downloadThe title of this post was asked of me recently, and I laughed. Simply because why not read about President Abraham Lincoln?  He was one of the most influential presidents in our nation’s history.

But he was also a good man.  You can tell that by the moves he made while he was president, you can tell that by the way he stood at 6’4” tall, you could see it in his face.  He was good man who wanted to do good for this nation.

He was humble, he was romantically melancholy, the kind that made you want to spend time with and find out what was going on in his head to see who he was and what he thought about regularly.

So why not read about President Abraham Lincoln? Don’t get me wrong, historical books about dead presidents isn’t always what I choose to read about, but I truly love history, particularly Civil War history, so I am always wanting to know more about this time.

As I have been reading I am finding myself thinking of the movies I’ve seen during this era like,  “Glory” or “Gone with the Wind,”  “Little Women,”  and lastly “Lincoln.”

I remember seeing “Lincoln” and at the end of the movie as he headed to the theatre I started to tear up, because I knew he was going to die.  Oh how I would have loved to have seen him as president, I am sure it would have been remarkable.

Is there a historical figure you would love to learn more about?

Until next time…

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Killing President Lincoln

Hello Dear Followers,

I have chosen my next book!  I am so excited about this! I am reading “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly.  For years I have wanted to read this book because I just love LOVE Civil War history and President Abraham Lincoln.  When I saw “Lincoln” in the theaters I had just about started to cry knowing this man was going to be killed as if he were my president.

Biographies and autobiographies always intrigue me, I want to know about people’s lives, how they lived it, what made them tick what they loved, what they lost. All of it.  I hope you will join me as I go along this journey into a different time and place as we read the ending of life for such an extraordinary man.

Until next time…

 

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