Lincoln stuff is headed your way

Those of you who live near a ginormous city will be able to see Lincoln this Friday, but it won’t open here in flyover country until Nov. 16.  I’m almost as anxious to swap reactions with all you online history buffs and bloggers as I am to see the movie itself, but I guess I’ll have to wait an extra week before I can review it on the blog.  I suspect that the Union will win, the Thirteenth Amendment will go to the states, rousing speeches will be speechified, and a performance of Our American Cousin will be unexpectedly cut short—but all the same, don’t you guys in New York and L.A. spoil the ending for us, okay?

In the meantime, I’ve got a review of Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History in the works.  I’ll post it here or over at the Lincoln Institute blog, or perhaps cross-post it to both.

Speaking of Lincoln movies, you might remember the upcoming film about Lincoln’s relationship with Ward Hill Lamon that was in the news last year.  The folks behind the project have put together a sneak peek and they were kind enough to direct my attention to it.  Brooks Simpson has already posted the video over at Crossroads, but here it is anyway if you haven’t seen it yet:

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2 responses to “Lincoln stuff is headed your way

  1. Thank you, Michael! You are a true supporter of living history and independent film. Folks like us who enjoy this blog might also appreciate U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon’s recollections of Lincoln here: http://www.savinglincoln.com/diaries.html

    Lamon introduced Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address, and saved his life repeatedly from assassination attempts which began in 1861 and continued throughout the war.

  2. Bummer wants to acknowledge Sal Litvak’s journey into a seldom explored
    character in Lincoln’s life. Most know Lamon’s association with the president, but few may be familiar with the journal.

    Thanks,
    Bummer

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