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Great book about Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin!

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by one of my favorite ladies: Doris Kearns Goodwin who provides an engaging back-story of the circumstances behind our nations passing of the Amendment. The movie Lincoln also based on this book.

Here are my favorite books on health, wellness and mindfulness from 2013.

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg:

If you have not read this book, you need to, yesterday.  The best book out there on modern radical Islam and Al-Qaeda

A gripping narrative that spans five decades,The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Eleanor Roosevelt ~ Unleashed, Eleanor's stories to encourage your own journey

Eleanor Roosevelt - Unleashed: A Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery

With Malice Toward None by Stephen Oates

With Malice Towards None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln Favorite Abe Book

AMAZING! I have read this book at least 5 times. It hits me hard ever time. Truly extraordinary. It's an easy, quick read and I would recommend this to every one!

The Giver - Read this book when I was in high school, and was really happy to reread it a bit ago.

Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Both men left behind them a powerful legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the other of sorrow and darkness.

The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson-Historical fiction set at the Chicago World's Fair. Learned alot about architecture and Chicago World's Fair . Also a crime novel about the first Chicago serial killer.

Stacy Schiff's new biography of "Cleopatra," reviewed by Marie Arana

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'Cleopatra: A Life' by Stacy Schiff ---- The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen .

Where We Belong: A Novel

" The author of five blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they .

Guns, Germs, and Steel

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Rapid City Public Libraries -- Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies / Jared Diamond.

The Help | Kathryn Stockett

Women of Color in Film and TV: The Terrible, Awful Sweetness of ‘The Help’

George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring.

Books Worth Reading If You Love 'All the Light We Cannot See'

13 Books to Read If You Love 'All the Light We Cannot See'

Books Worth Reading If You Love 'All the Light We Cannot See' my fav book for 2016 read it!

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: I read this in conjunction with The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis while taking a "God, Suffering, & Evil" in college. This book reminds me that we must cherish those that are important to us. We must ask them all of the questions that we can while they are still in our lives. It's about learning life’s greatest lesson through the death of a friend. It's about feeling a great passion for life. We must be ready for our time when we meet God.

Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom. This book has some great quotes and life lessons

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

'Team of Rivals': Lincoln's Political Prowess

TEAM OF RIVALS - Doris Kearns Goodwin: Great book about the role of Lincoln's cabinet during the war. He appointed people who disagreed.

80 Books For Your Booklist. I love reading but there's something about colder temperatures that especially makes me hunger for a good book to cozy up with under a blanket.  A while ago, I queried about favorite books and got an amazing response.  I've finally had a chance to organize the list; here are 80 books for your booklist.  I've included quoted commentary + multiple votes since I find that helpful in figuring out where to start.

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