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Top Historians Tell You the 5 Essential Facts You Should Know...in 5 Minutes.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 38 Ratings

Top Historians Tell You the 5 Essential Facts You Should Know...in 5 Minutes.

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    The Foiled Plot to Murder Abraham Lincoln in 1861 (Lincoln on the Verge)

    The Foiled Plot to Murder Abraham Lincoln in 1861 (Lincoln on the Verge)

    Ted Widmer, author of "Lincoln on the Verge," explains how President-Elect Abraham Lincoln and his handlers foiled a murder attempt in Baltimore, evacuating the city under the cover of night.

    • 1 min
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    Abraham Lincoln's Grueling 13-Day Trip to Washington (Lincoln on the Verge)

    Abraham Lincoln's Grueling 13-Day Trip to Washington (Lincoln on the Verge)

    "Lincoln on the Verge" by Ted Widmer recounts President-Elect Abraham Lincoln's 13-day trip to Washington D.C., a span where the relatively unknown president realized the grave crisis the nation faced.

    • 1 min
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    Foundations of Freedom Word Cloud Boxed Set

    Foundations of Freedom Word Cloud Boxed Set

    Since its founding, the United States of America has represented freedom, whether it be that of the state or the individual. This boxed set of six special-edition Word Cloud Classics includes The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings, Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Common Sense and The Rights of Man, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Other Works, and Presidential Inaugural Addresses. Readers with an interest in American history will be proud to display these works on their bookshelf—and a montage of the American flag on the spines is sure to provoke many an interesting conversation.

    • 4 sec
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    Barack Obama Speeches

    Barack Obama Speeches

    You'll be inspired to be the change you wish to see in the world as you read through this collection of speeches delivered by Barack Obama. These messages of hope for a more perfect union in America will appeal to readers across the political spectrum. From pre-presidential oratory to his farewell address, the former president covers issues of race, unemployment, natural disasters, public tragedies, and his legacy of health care reform. This beautiful leather-bound volume with a foil-stamped cover design will become one of your most treasured library volumes.

    • 18 sec
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    The Unknown History of Jimmy Carter

    The Unknown History of Jimmy Carter

    Did you know that Jimmy Carter once went into the core of a melted down reactor? Jonathan Alter, author of bestselling biographies of Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, reveals five things you may not have known about the 39th president of the United States.

    • 5 min
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    Abraham Lincoln Leaves Springfield

    Abraham Lincoln Leaves Springfield

    When President-Elect Abraham Lincoln boarded a train for Washington D.C., he seemed to know it was the last time he would ever be in Illinois, says Ted Widmer, author of "Lincoln on the Verge."

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Lizinnyc ,

A Must Watch!

A ton of information packed into 5 entertaining minutes, a must for any history buff. Loved it!

Brans0217 ,

Fraud

Someone as bias as Chris Matthews shouldn’t report the news and definitely shouldn’t have a podcast about the 2020 presidential race.

KevinICdesigner ,

Leftist Tools

Patronizing leftist scrweeds are promoted. The non-political works are okay, but the american history and political tracts are all skewed far left.

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