Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Book and Movie About Lincoln



On Monday in the U.S. we celebrated Presidents Day. I have many favorite US Presidents, one of which is Abraham Lincoln. He is an icon in America, a man who believed in freedom for all people.

Several years ago I read Bill O'Reilly's novel, Killing Lincoln. That book put me there at the end of the Civil War. I had no idea the worries and pressures that were on Lincoln at that time. Nor did I know that our security for the president was so lax. President Lincoln was known to ride about town at times with only his driver. And the night he was assassinated, there was only one guard on duty. And that man left the theater to go across the street for a drink.  Imagine if that were to happen today.

I strongly recommend this book if your want to learn more about this amazing president.

A couple of weeks ago I saw Spielberg's movie, Lincoln. If you haven't seen it you might want to. I enjoyed it, however, I did find that it dragged at times. And, I must admit, even though Daniel Day Lewis did a fantastic job portraying the man, I pictured Lincoln as much taller.

Here's the trailer for the movie.



Do you have a favorite President of the USA? Which one? And why?
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4 comments:

  1. I haven't seen Lincoln yet, but it's in my Netflix queue!

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    1. I think you'll enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Lincoln's a great movie. Just wish they'd trimmed off the last five minutes (sorry, I can't help but critique every movie I see. It's what I do)!

    My favorite president is probably Reagan. I love how he put the needs of the American people ahead of his own.

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  3. I'm looking forward to watching the movie, and even picked up a couple of books to read about Lincoln beforehand. He's definitely on my favorite president list.

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