Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble”

September 8th, 2014

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American history books often compress momentous events into capsules, summaries, one-line explanations.

Such has often been the case with President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the history-changing document that freed the slaves and changed the course of the Civil War.

Now historian and journalist Todd Brewster restores the detail that’s missing, and shows us the six critical months between the time Lincoln first spoke about his intention to free the slaves and the release of the Emancipation Proclamation.

As Brewster describes it in his book “Lincoln’s Gamble” it was perhaps the most tumultuous six months of Lincoln’s presidency. He fought with his generals, disappointed his cabinet, and sank into painful bouts of clinical depression.

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And perhaps most surprising, he had to convince himself that emancipation was, indeed, the right course of action.
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Brad Meltzer “History Decoded”

December 13th, 2013

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Conspiracy!

We love conspiracy theories, and history has left us an abundance of good ones. Now bestselling thriller writer and history decoder Brad Meltzer takes a closer look at ten of the all-time best conspiracy theories, in his book “History Decoded.”

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From the rumors that there really isn’t any gold in Fort Knox, to the mystery of D.B. Cooper, all the way up to — dare we say it? — the Kennedy assassination, Meltzer puts fresh eyes to old theories and comes up with answers that are often startling.

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Brad Meltzer “The Fifth Assassin”

January 29th, 2013

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In the history olf our nation there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States.

Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White — the hero of Brad Meltzer‘s thriller “The Inner Circle” discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who’s meticulously recreating the crimes of these four assassins.

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Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

In Meltzer’s new book “The Fifth Assassin” Beecher is about to discover the truth:
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