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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 12:08 pm
If you had to make a Lincoln from scratch, what would you toss in?You got your Basic Honesty, the Law and Politics, the Great Emancipator Business, Fighter of the War, and so forth. You would likely a...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 02:11 pm

Photographer and historian team up to produce a fine new book

Rarely in publishing is there such a perfect collaboration of writer, photographer and publisher as in the new book, Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way. The lovely landscape photographs by Illinois pho...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 07:17 am

The biography of an American farm where there’s “life as well as a living”

The Beloit University Press has just released Volume One of Springfield writer Jacqueline Dougan Jackson’s planned three-volume opus The Round Barn – The Biography of an American Farm. It ...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 03:38 pm
Stan Musial: An American Life, by George Vecsey. Ballantine Books, 2011. 397 pages. $26.If you are disturbed by multimillion-dollar athletes who seem less than grateful for their status, listen to thi...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 07:05 am

Local poet’s new volume embraces multiple traditions well

I first met Hugh Moore in Allen Ginsberg’s living room, which often served as an auxiliary classroom for Naropa Institute, home to The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. We spent a soli...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 06:51 am
But For the Crash, George A. M. Heroux. Connecticut: Eloquent Books, 2010.  Paperback $13.95, Kindle Ed. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-60911-453-4.George Heroux lives in Springfield and is an attorney and th...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 07:52 pm

Jacksonville professor explores ‘America’s greatest word’

A friend laughed when I said I was reading a book about OK. “I can see a paragraph,” he said, “but a whole book?”Well, yes, that is exactly what Allan Metcalf, professor of Eng...


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