While Abraham Lincoln’s stories, more often than not, made people laugh, they almost always had a point to them. The stories were Lincoln’s way of making it easy for people to understand what he was saying. Over the past year, I have taken the time to read hundreds of Lincoln’s stories, sayings, and quotes from his letters, and what really stands out to me, is his deep understanding of people. Many of his stories ring just as true today, as they did when he first told them over 150 years ago.
Have you ever wanted to know more about history, but don't have time for the long version?
Killing The Presidentsoffers a brief and fascinating look at the Presidents who lost their lives, the motives and mental states of the assassins, and the reactions of the public.
Andrew Jackson has the dubious honor of being the first President to have an assassination attempt made upon his life. Picture this: 63-year-old Andrew Jackson is walking across the Capitol Rotunda. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, moves to the front of the crowd. He fires two pistol shots into the President.
Ever wanted to know more about the American presidents, but were unsure where to look? Bad Ass Presidents follows the life of America's warrior presidents. Forget Bush, forget Obama - they're a bunch of pussies compared to these guys.
It was a fine day for a battle. Hundreds of spectators from Washington took the day off to tag after the army. They came in buggies and on horseback, riding seven long hours in the hot Virginia sun. Mostly men, a few women, a host of politicians among them Ohio Senator Ben Wade, New York Congressman Alfred Ely, and Illinois Congressman Elihu Washburne. Following the life of Abraham Lincoln. You'll learn about his early days, his loves, his disappointments, his rise to power, and his assassination. And, yes, we will talk about that annoying rumor of Lincoln being gay.
February 11, 1861 was cloudy, and cool. A light rain was falling. President-elect Abraham Lincoln and his family boarded the train at the Great Western Depot in Springfield, Illinois. Their destination was Washington, DC, where Lincoln was to be inaugurated on March 4th. Along the way, the Presidential train stopped in numerous cities and towns to allow Lincoln to meet with the people who elected him.
Jesus Christ: His Life and Times offers a short informative overview of the life of Jesus. It's neither preachy nor religious, but a biography of Jesus Christ, the man. In under two hours you will get to know Jesus; his birth, childhood, his ministry; his last days on earth; and his resurrection.