Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

The Myth of Mrs. Bixby’s Letter

One of my favorite movie scenes of all time comes from Saving Private Ryan when Gen. George Marshall, informed about the deaths of three brothers, tells his staff that they’re going to send a special mission to retrieve a fourth, … Continue reading

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A Choice, Not A Meme

There was nothing that Abraham Lincoln loved more than a good joke or humorous anecdote. His favorite author, for daily reading at least, was Charles Farrar Brown, the man who wrote as Artemus Ward. Lincoln loved a good joke, and … Continue reading

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Lincoln brilliantly captures the icon’s humanity

One of the things I’ve found most remarkable about the Civil War is the physical change that overcame President Lincoln during his time in office. The distinguished, thoughtful lawyer from Illinois who first arrived in Washington wasted away over four … Continue reading

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