Tag Archives: Civil War

True Confessions

I’ve written and spoken at some length about writing this book over 15 years. One would think that over that time, I would have a pretty clear sense of what the book is about. Think again. I was invited to … Continue reading

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Coming Home

I received a letter recently from a woman who had read my novel, THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHIND. In it, she thanked me for writing the book, in part because it spurred her to go back into her family history. … Continue reading

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Follow the Money, Part II

In my previous post, I commented on a post by Andrew Schmookler regarding his view that Republicans bear the primary responsibility for the partisan gridlock that grips our national discourse and paralyzes the working of the people’s business, i.e. government. I … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

Recently I read Andrew Schmookler’s article entitled, “The Spirit That Drove Us to Civil War Is Back” in the Huffington Post.  It is both compelling and disturbing, both inpinpointing similarities between the cultural and political divides that existed then and … Continue reading

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My Civil War

My father died last month, right after my first novel was published. He was 95, was married to my mother for 71 years, and lived an extraordinary life of accomplishment in business, art, sports and philanthropy. We clashed my entire … Continue reading

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A Proclamation of Thanksgiving

This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day … Continue reading

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