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caitlin.reads.books
Selected Writings | Abraham Lincoln
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The Lincoln book tower at Ford‘s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. It‘s a 34 foot tower of books about Lincoln symbolizing that the last word about him may never be written. The tower totals nearly 6,800 books made from aluminum with 205 real titles and it only represents a small amount of the estimated 15,000 books written about Lincoln. 📚💙

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midhun.j.zacharia
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Pickpick

This one was so many things - a historical account coloured with fiction, a spiritual examination, a philosophical discussion, yet also a fun recollection of the mundanity of life. I can't wait to read it again!

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DMC_run8
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Pickpick

I have loved everything I've read by Saunders!

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Scochrane26
Pickpick

My goal today was to finish mrs. Lincoln‘s dressmaker. It was an ok book, interesting details about the Lincoln family. Would have liked more information about the narrator/dressmaker‘s early life and maybe less about the Lincoln‘s. A lot of info about Mary Todd I already knew from the tour of her home. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The dressmaker‘s life (Elizabeth Keckley) still makes this more of a pick than a so-so.

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rkpope

Great book with insight into the legal system and courtrooms in the 1800's. Told from the point of view of the court reporter.

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Scochrane26
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I‘m about a 1/3 of the way through this one. Obviously from the title, it‘s about Mary Todd Lincoln‘s dressmaker. Her life is interesting, but I really picked it up for the history about the Lincoln‘s. Mary Todd and her family were from my area (as well as Henry Clay), so I‘ve been to the tour of her home at least twice. So far, it‘s an ok book, interesting but not great. Reminds me of I, Eliza Hamilton in style.

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peaknit
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My history nerd self = mind blown. 😂❤️

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Mshookquilts
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Mehso-so

I know this was a critically acclaimed book, but I did not think it was up to par with her other books. In fact, I found it tedious at times. A freed woman, who bought her own freedom, gives a picture of the era and the Lincoln family

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A.L. Keegan
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“Lincoln ( he prefers to go by just his last name. No one calls him “Abe“, which he loathes. Few call him “Mr. President“. His wife actually calls him “Mr. Lincoln“, and his two personal secretaries playfully refer to him as “the Tycoon“) paces the upper deck of the steamboat River Queen, his face lit now and again by distant artillery.“ - Killing Lincoln - Page 9

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A.L. Keegan
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John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10th, 1838 in a small farmhouse in Maryland, to a Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth and his mistress Mary Ann Holmes, who moved to the United States from England in 1821. John was the younger brother of Edwin Booth, also a famous actor (some consider him the Greatest American Actor of All Time), Junius B. Booth Jr, an American actor and theatre manager, and Asia Frigga Booth a 19th-century American Writer.