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  • 6 great books about the loss of Lincoln

    The laughter rippled across Ford's Theatre as a character on stage let loose with a zinger: "You sockdologizing old man-trap!" John Wilkes Booth knew the audience would guffaw in delight, so that's when he fired his gun at the president of the United States. But people heard the noise anyway: "Pop!" Then there was chaos. An assassination, one of several planned that night in the nation's capital, had succeeded. What happened and why? Six captivating books from the last decade – including the newly released "Bloody Crimes" by the bestselling author of "Manhunt" – fill in the gaps and track Abraham Lincoln's legacy.
    09/30/2010 01:22 pm

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  • Chapter & Verse The woman accused of helping to kill Abraham Lincoln

    Historian Kate Clifford Larson talks about Mary Surratt, the Washington D.C. landlady accused of plotting to kill Lincoln and profiled in new movie "The Conspirator."
    04/22/2011 11:07 am

  • 6 great books about the loss of Lincoln

    The laughter rippled across Ford's Theatre as a character on stage let loose with a zinger: "You sockdologizing old man-trap!" John Wilkes Booth knew the audience would guffaw in delight, so that's when he fired his gun at the president of the United States. But people heard the noise anyway: "Pop!" Then there was chaos. An assassination, one of several planned that night in the nation's capital, had succeeded. What happened and why? Six captivating books from the last decade – including the newly released "Bloody Crimes" by the bestselling author of "Manhunt" – fill in the gaps and track Abraham Lincoln's legacy.
    09/30/2010 01:22 pm

  • Bloody Crimes

    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis: Two journeys, two martyrs in the aftermath of the Civil War.
    09/29/2010 07:05 am

  • Chapter & Verse 5 gripping real-life adventure stories

    Five paperbacks that will make excellent summer reading.
    05/24/2010 11:05 am

  • Classic review: A. Lincoln

    Biographer Ronald C. White traces the spiritual and intellectual evolution of Abraham Lincoln.
    02/07/2010 05:00 am

  • A. Lincoln

    Biographer Ronald C. White traces the spiritual and intellectual evolution of Abraham Lincoln.
    02/09/2009 12:00 am

  • Mutual funds: A long climb to recovery?

    2008 battered investor portfolios. Here's why they can expect better results in 2009.
    01/12/2009 12:00 am

  • Chapter & Verse The secret literary life of George W. Bush


    12/30/2008 12:00 am

  • Mutual funds: A ride reserved for the strong at heart

    The first quarter of '08 witnessed many investors shifting from stock- to money-market funds. They may miss out on a recovery.
    04/07/2008 01:00 am

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