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What will you read in 2013?
01-06-2013, 01:22 PM
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What will you read in 2013?
Just curious as to your reading plans for 2013. I haven't made a firm decision on what Lincoln-related material I will read, but I do plan to start Robert Caro's multi-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson. I also would like to read an upcoming biography of Dumas Malone, biographer of Thomas Jefferson, which is due out at the end of this month.

Lincoln-related possibilities are forum member Mike Burkhimer's book on Lincoln's religion as well as Freedom National by James Oakes, a new work on slavery. It's been a long time since I read any of James G. Randall's books, so I'm thinking about his four-volume Lincoln the President. Of course, much of the year will be devoted to Tarbell, but I'm bound and determined to go over and above that.

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Rob

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01-06-2013, 02:53 PM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
I will be purchasing Jason Emerson's book on the history of Hildene when it's published in 2013.
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01-06-2013, 03:35 PM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
Thanks for bringing that up, Roger. I can't wait to see that book. Hildene is beautiful.

"There are few subjects that ignite more casual, uninformed bigotry and condescension from elites in this nation more than Dixie - Jonah Goldberg"
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01-06-2013, 05:13 PM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
Hello Rob, One book that I am going to read this year I just purchased this past weekend is Dumas Malone's biography on Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson is another one of my favorite people in history. I am now reading the book I talked about earlier which is Dr. John Lattimer's Kennedy and Lincoln. What a great book! Lattimer and his sons did out standing investigative work on both Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations. Lastly after joining this forum and reading all the treads you folks have posted I Feel weak in my knowlege of Lincoln. So I will be doing alot more reading on our dear president Lincoln. Gary P.
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01-06-2013, 05:25 PM (This post was last modified: 01-06-2013 05:25 PM by Rob Wick.)
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
Gary,

I've got Malone's multi-volume biography of Jefferson, but unfortunately it didn't come with the necessary time to read it. Smile

Here is the book on Malone that I want to read this year.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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01-06-2013, 08:51 PM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
(01-06-2013 05:25 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Gary,

I've got Malone's multi-volume biography of Jefferson, but unfortunately it didn't come with the necessary time to read it. Smile

Here is the book on Malone that I want to read this year.

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Rob
Rob, Well now I have another book I will read. Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson is now being ordered. Thank you for the lead on this book. I am sure that I will learn alot about Mr. Jefferson I never knew along with a lot of good reading. Gary P.
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01-07-2013, 08:46 AM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
I am up to p 179 of a over 1200 page edition of "Les Miserables." Great book so far. I have delayed but plan to resume my search for a complete and inexpensive edition of Sandburg's War Years.
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01-07-2013, 10:57 AM
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(01-07-2013 08:46 AM)Thomas Thorne Wrote:  I am up to p 179 of a over 1200 page edition of "Les Miserables." Great book so far. I have delayed but plan to resume my search for a complete and inexpensive edition of Sandburg's War Years.
Tom

Tom,

Look on alibris.com--they specialize in rare books and one can usually find something in a variety of price ranges.

Joe
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01-07-2013, 08:40 PM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
I am going to read BettyO's book.My daughter gave me a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble for Christmas!
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01-08-2013, 01:15 AM (This post was last modified: 01-08-2013 01:32 AM by Christine.)
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
I'm going to read Sandburg's "Lincoln; The Prairie Years and the War Years"

and more of my recent thrift store finds:

'Founding Brothers' by Joseph Ellis;

'Undaunted Courage' by Stephen Ambrose (about Lewis and Clark - my husband is related to Meriwether Lewis so I'm really looking forward to that one)

And maybe I'll read 'Mary Chestnut's Civil War.'

Anybody have any thoughts about any of these? I LOVE thrift store book sections Smile

Good idea, Herb, I've been wanting to get Betty's book, too. Oh, and I really really want to read 'The Free State of Jones' by Victoria Bynum. Another family connection - my husband's gg grandmother's sister married one of the brothers of one of the men killed in Newt Knight's Company of Mississippi men, former confederate soldiers who had enough of the 'rich man's war, poor man's battle' who waged a guerrilla war against confederate troops in Jones Mississippi.
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01-08-2013, 02:27 AM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
(01-07-2013 10:57 AM)Joe Di Cola Wrote:  
(01-07-2013 08:46 AM)Thomas Thorne Wrote:  I am up to p 179 of a over 1200 page edition of "Les Miserables." Great book so far. I have delayed but plan to resume my search for a complete and inexpensive edition of Sandburg's War Years.
Tom

Tom,

Look on alibris.com--they specialize in rare books and one can usually find something in a variety of price ranges.

Joe
Many Thanks. Will check it out
Tom
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01-08-2013, 08:45 AM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
Yesterday I ordered the new Robert T Lincoln book from Amazon
Can't wait to get it and start reading!!
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01-08-2013, 10:12 AM
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Mr. Hess, I really think you will not be disappointed. Kudos to Jason Emerson and all the work he does.

Christine and Herb, I promise the same for Betty's book. It's phenomenal what she has done. Her research is incredible.
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01-08-2013, 10:42 AM
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I'm still rather new here. What is Betty's book? Huh

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01-08-2013, 10:46 AM
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RE: What will you read in 2013?
It's called Alias “Paine” - Lewis Thornton Powell, the Mystery Man of the Lincoln Conspiracy, and I bet the Surratt House carries it. It's a must read - one of the best!
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