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Manhunt for Lincoln’s killer

If you were listening to NPR this morning you will have heard James Swanson explaining how Abraham Lincoln was murdered in Ford Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. I loved Swanson’s book, Manhunt, which goes into the killing and the 12-day chase to capture Booth. There is an art to writing these type of history books […]

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10 Facts About the Other Abe – Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was born 200 years ago tomorrow, on February 12, 1809. Here are Ten Fun facts About Lincoln. 10. Lincoln under-utilized his pockets Lincoln’s stovepipe top hat served as more than fashionable headwear. He used it to store and carry notes, letters, even bills. Why do they […]

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