Renee Gentry looks at the many facets of Abraham Lincoln, from the culture that affected his politics to how his political martyrdom has affected our pop culture. This podcast is for fans of President Lincoln and those interested in American history.
EL-003 Tad Lincoln
Tad Lincoln was the Lincoln's fourth and youngest son. Learn how he got his nickname and hear about some of his shenanigans in this episode.
EL-002 Mezzara's Lincoln Statue
The first statue of Abraham Lincoln erected in the United States was the San Francisco statue by Pietro Mezzara. The statue was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Picture of statue is at http://www.everythinglincoln.com.
EL-001 Lincoln's Birthday
The Presidents Day myth is debunked, several versions of Lincoln's autobiography are reviewed, and we hear from cousin Dennis Hanks about Nancy's boy baby. Links are at http://www.everythinglincoln.com.
I'm far from a Lincoln expert, but live in Springfield Illinois and have read a few books from a list recommended by David Gergen. I truely enjoyed this podcast and am only disappointed in the fact only two are posted. By way of criticism, I'll only say pronunciation of some of the names of locations in Illinois were inaccurate, but Illinoisians seem to have their own way in this respect. May I recommend you call and speak with someone from our Sangamon Valley Collection at the Lincoln Library (Springfield's Public Library, not to be confused with the new Lincoln Presidential Library). I feel certain the staff members would be happy to help with the pronunciation of place names. Thanks for the podcast and take care. Bill
I really enjoy stories about Abraham Lincoln...and this podcast does an excellent job. I can't wait to hear more.