I left a comment on this post on Civil War Memory, which prompted a comment on this post here, and as a result I’ve found another Lincoln blog called The Abraham Lincoln Observer. I read a few of the articles and dig Mike Kienzler’s unpretentious style. The blog gives a “Springfield-centric review of Lincoln in popular culture”. Check it out – I’ve added it to the blogroll.
I received my copy of Burlingame’s Abraham Lincoln: A Life a couple weeks ago, but the spine on Volume II had come loose. I debated fixing it myself, but decided to opt for Amazon’s surprisingly easy return/exchange option. It took me a little while to figure it out, because at first it seemed that my only option was to return the book and re-order it, which would have cost me a few bucks because of a change in Amazon’s price. But it turns out they’re sending me a new set and I have 30 days to return my other one.
UPDATE 3/10: I received my replacement volumes today – exact same problem, exact same volume. Does anybody out there know how to get hold of Amazon to adress this issue? I don’t want to keep returning these in the hopes of getting a good one. I’m a wee bit ticked off.