The book immediately caught my attention since I really enjoy these min-biographies which delve in depth into a short, but meaningful time in the subject’s life
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The book is straight forward and presents the information in small, easy to swallow chunks
For the next 4 hours (3.5 by now), the hardcover copy Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard will be discounted to $3 (regular price $28) Click here to reserve your copy. A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O’Reilly The anchor of The O’Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America’s Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln’s generous terms for Robert E. Lee’s surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln’s dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased. In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies’ man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country’s most wanted fugitive….
John George Nicolay (26, February, 1832 – 26 September, 1901) served as the private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, and co-authored his biography.
Most of these gems are well known, but I think the authors would have done well if they were more discreet, anyone can say a comeback, but there is an art in doing it like Churchill or Lincoln. Unfortunately many of today’s politicians that are quoted in this book are not anymore witty than the average middle school student, and some are less.
Joseph Pulitzer (10 April, 1847 – 29 October, 1911) was a newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the New York World, as well as a Congressman.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (14 June, 1811 – 1 July, 1896) is an American author, known for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin but she was an avid writer all of her life.
Langston Hughes (1 February, 1902 – 22 May, 1967) was a poet, novelist, playwright & translator born in Missouri, and a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance
Hamlin Garland (14 September, 1860 – 4 March, 1940) was an award winning American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer.
About: Hart’s War by John Katzenbach is a fictional book taking place in a prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. Mr. Katzenbach was as a criminal court reporter before turning to thrillers. 490 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books Language: English ISBN-10: 034542624X My rating for Hart’s War — 4 Buy Hart’s War from Amazon.com* More Books by John Katzenbach Check out this & more World War II books on Man of la BookStore Thoughts: I bought Hart’s War by John Katzenbach when the book came out, and recently revisited it. I remember how much I enjoyed this combination WWII, legal thriller and thought it would be fun to read again. The cast of characters in the book is flushed out, the reader gets to know each individual of the main players in the narrative. It is amazing that the author can tell the reader much about each character in a few short sentences. Everyone in th4e book have their personality traits and faults, the Tuskegee Airman is not a cliché, the Nazis aren’t pure evil, and Hart is not a shining crusader. The book is long, sometimes a bit preachy, but that did not take away from the enjoyment of…