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Burlingame's biography
07-27-2023, 02:51 PM
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Burlingame's biography
Just noticed today that Johns Hopkins University Press is bringing out a single volume abridgement of Michael Burlingame's "Abraham Lincoln:A Life." It is expected to be available in October and will be $35. At 700-plus pages it will still be a doorstop, but a little easier to handle.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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07-28-2023, 06:03 PM (This post was last modified: 07-28-2023 06:05 PM by Joe Di Cola.)
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(07-27-2023 02:51 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Just noticed today that Johns Hopkins University Press is bringing out a single volume abridgement of Michael Burlingame's "Abraham Lincoln:A Life." It is expected to be available in October and will be $35. At 700-plus pages it will still be a doorstop, but a little easier to handle.

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We can only hope that the binding is better for the paperback than it was for the 2-vol. hardcover copies. I had to have mine repaired by a librarian!
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07-29-2023, 12:02 PM
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(07-28-2023 06:03 PM)Joe Di Cola Wrote:  We can only hope that the binding is better for the paperback than it was for the 2-vol. hardcover copies. I had to have mine repaired by a librarian!

That reminds me of a song - Marian the Librarian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N9C2JS9mWc

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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07-31-2023, 10:36 AM
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(07-29-2023 12:02 PM)Gene C Wrote:  
(07-28-2023 06:03 PM)Joe Di Cola Wrote:  We can only hope that the binding is better for the paperback than it was for the 2-vol. hardcover copies. I had to have mine repaired by a librarian!

That reminds me of a song - Marian the Librarian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N9C2JS9mWc

I have the two-volume set and generally enjoyed it except for the unremitting hate towards MTL. She was a piece of work but there were many good pieces you won't see in this opus.
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