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Discuss Abraham Lincoln

  • Feb 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Did you know that there have been more books written about Abraham Lincoln than anyone else?  About 15,000!  Select any one of them and we'll discuss Lincoln at our next meeting.   NPR recommends, "Battle Cry of Freedom" by McPherson.  I may add other recommendations later.  You don't have to have finished your book to attend and actually don't have to have read anything.  If this meeting is like our others, you'll leave wanting to read many options that members discuss.

Happy President's Day!


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  • Wendi

    Is anyone going to Political and Prose tonight for Lincoln Boys? I would love to go. It's a great bookstore but not so great to get to from Fairfax especially on a weekday evening. Wanted to see if anyone has taken the metro there before?

    February 5, 2014

  • Naomi

    Interesting array of books and materials group members read and discussion of various related issues.

    February 4, 2014

  • joe d.

    excellent

    February 3, 2014

  • Karen K.

    Coming down with a cold, will keep my germs to myself tonight but will miss seeing everybody!

    February 3, 2014

    • Naomi

      We missed you - see you next time! Hope the cold passes over quickly...

      February 3, 2014

  • Corri R

    Hi! I'm coming for the first time. I'll be walking from the metro,

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Cindy

    If traffic permits. I will be there

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi folks. Looks like the weather may be a bit rough on Monday. So if I don't make it will try next month. The book I read was "Tried by War" by James McPherson. It outlines how Lincoln became a self-taught strategist and the issues he had with finding a general who would pursue the war the way Lincoln envisioned. He finally found Grant, but it took a while. Really good read.

    2 · February 2, 2014

  • Colin M.

    Of possible interest: The author of "Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image" will be speaking at Politics & Prose at 7pm on Wednesday, February 5th.
    http://politics-prose.com/event/book/joshua-zeitz-lincolns-boys-john-hay-john-nicolay-and-war-lincolns-image

    1 · January 30, 2014

    • Karen K.

      The Smithsonian mag article that I mentioned is taken from this book.

      1 · January 31, 2014

    • Naomi

      Joe - Here is the Politics and Prose address: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW
      Washington, District Of Columbia
      20008

      February 1, 2014

  • Karen K.

    Feb Smithsonian mag has very interesting article about the 2 young men who wrote the 6 volume biography of Lincoln that has shaped history's view of him... you can read it online here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-how-we-came-to-revere-abraham-lincoln-180949447/

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Revathi R.

    Half way through the book, side tracked to finish "Uncle Tom's Cabin" because Lincon read it and commented on it. Now found a connection between that book and Frederick Douglass's autobiography which is our next month topic. Looking forward to our discussions:)

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Revathi R.

    Please read the pages 79- 84 in the book called " The Civil War Echoes" by Hamilton Howard. It is free to read in archive.org.

    1 · January 7, 2014

    • Naomi

      Interesting - thanks, Revathi!

      January 27, 2014

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