Tag Archives: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Lost Peace”


The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953. By Robert Dallek. New York: Harper: 2011. Robert Dallek has emerged in the last decade as one of the most respected and reflective historians of the United States … Continue reading

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Considering Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th Amendment


The recent Lincoln biopic by Steven Spielberg, with its masterful performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, has raised to a new level interest in the process whereby slaves achieved freedom during the Civil War. The film focuses on … Continue reading

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