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
Sidney Sheldon was an award-winning writer, director and producer. His career included Broadway plays, motion pictures, as well as television work.
Besides enjoying the sections about places I’ve been to there are several other places that I either always wanted to go to, or discovered in this book.
John George Nicolay (26, February, 1832 – 26 September, 1901) served as the private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, and co-authored his biography.
James Jones (6 November, 1921 – 9 May, 1977)was an American author, mostly known for his award winning novel From Here to Eternity.
Upton Sinclair (20 September, 1878 – 25 November, 1968) was an American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, who published books in several genres.
Edgar Lee Masters (23 August, 1868 – 5 March, 1950) was a poet and biographer from Kansas. A series of poems about his childhood appeared in a St. Louis journal
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
A non-fiction book telling the harrowing story of the folks being stuck on top of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in one of the coldest winters recorded.