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Team of Rivals

April 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Just finished Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It’s a weighty tome (aprox. 750 pages) that took me six weeks to read.  With a subtitle like The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, it should be pretty clear what the book is going to be about. Kearns shows how Lincoln created his cabinet by assembling […]

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What Rayna’s Reading

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

In the last few weeks, Rayna has become very fond of books. Before, she was interested in them the same way she would be interested in any toy–something to chew on, throw, touch, etc. Now, she actually looks through the pages and seems to understand that each one has its own content. Sitting on Nicole’s […]

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July 9th, 2007 · No Comments

We got a new bed! What with Nicole being pregnant and both us craving a little room to spread out, we decided to take the plunge and get a king-size bed.  I’ve driven through counties that were smaller than this thing.  It took a couple of nights to get used to it but we are […]

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What I’m Reading

June 16th, 2007 · No Comments

I’ve been working on Lincoln by David Herbert Donald for several weeks.   I first read this back in 1995 when it was originally published, but attempts to use Lincoln to justify actions by the Bush administration and it’s supporters got me thinking about the 16th President and it seemed like a good time to […]

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What I’m reading

November 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Hubris by Michael Isikoff and David Corn is the latest book examining the war in Iraq. Written by a pair of journalists from Newsweek and The Nation (respectively), the book focuses on the process by which the Bush administration decided to go to war with Iraq and sold the nation on the idea. What emerges […]

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What I’m reading

October 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Arthur’s Britain by Leslie Alcock provides a good overview of British history from the 4th to 7th centuries. This was the period in which the original inhabitants of Britain gradually gave way to settlers/invaders from northern Germany. If the legends of King Arthur were actually based on a real person (a matter of considerable controversy […]

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