Category Archives: “Lincoln”–the movie

Evolution of a Blog: “Retired But Not Shy” at Four

[NOTE: If I had not edited my school’s “History Department Newsletter” over the last few years of my teaching career, I might never have become a blogger. Using a template provided by Microsoft, I planned each bi-monthly issue, parceled out … Continue reading

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Getting Right With Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

I have never liked the “docudrama,” whether on television or in films–“too much ‘drama,’ not enough ‘docu,’” the historian in me grumped. And yet, without question the modern master of the epic “docudrama”/message movie is Steven Spielberg (“Amistad,” “Saving Private … Continue reading

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