Impeached by David O. Steward explains complex legislative and legal issues in a clear, conscience manner, staying away from legalese or academic language
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This is a book which is meant for discussion and dissection. There’s a lot of discovery, both on the road and in the characters’ growth throughout the story.
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
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….
James Buchanan is not portrayed as a monster, or bad administrator. He was a very capable, gentleman, excellent lawyer, and active in his community
Lincoln’s ability to let go of personal slights is one of his attributes, infusing his administration with talented individuals, albeit with large egos
The Rail Splitter is expertly researched, books like this should be the standard for historical fiction. One could learn a lot from books like this
Frank Marshall Davis was an African-American poet, as well as a journalist. Mr. Davis’ poet protested the racial inequality of the 1930s and 40s.
Ida Tarbell (5 November, 1857 – 6 January, 1944) was an author, biographer, lecturer, educator and an early pioneer of investigative journalist.