Tag Archive | Abraham Lincoln

James Donaldson’s Book Review – That’s Not in My American History Book by Thomas Ayres

I’m sure most of you know by now, that I am quite a “history buff” and love studying about history from all over the world. This book that I am reviewing the day, entitled “That’s Not in My American History Book” is a very good look at some of the historical folklore that we’ve been […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War: 1831 – 1861: The Drama of American History by Christopher Collier

In this short read of a book, “Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War”, the author, Christopher Collier does a really good job of depicting the attitudes and the sentiments leading up to the Civil War, which was the battle between the North and the South of the United States, (Union versus Confederates), and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – 1864 – Abraham Lincoln at the Gates of History by Charles Bracelen

There are a ton of Abraham Lincoln historical books out there in the marketplace, but this is one of the better ones I feel, as the author, Charles Bracelen, has a wonderful way of writing and conveying the story of the last year of Abraham Lincoln’s life. I am sure that all of us are […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World by Philip A. Mackowiak

This was a very interesting book to read and to learn about some of the great figures of history, and how they died, and how history might have been different if they had managed to live a little bit longer. Author, Dr. Mackowiak, research is the circumstances that surrounded the deaths of 13 historical figures, […]