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"Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen," a new book


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#1 andiesenji

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:29 PM

I thought for sure that before now someone would have posted about this book:  Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen, published February 4, 2014, but since no one else has, I am posting this link to an article.

Plus this link to Amazon - (Moderator, please change it to a direct link, which I can't figure out how to do.)

 

I got it for my Kindle but am so impressed that I have now ordered it in physical form.

 

Personally I do not understand the rather snotty complaint by one person who gave it a one-star review.  In my opinion it doesn't smack of plagiarism - I have the earlier book to which the reviewer referred - I find the writing in this book is for people who like to read and never "talks down" to the reader, which I find annoying in other books with a similar context.

The author uses a chatty discussion technique that, as one reviewer notes, reads like an old friend who has found something interesting and wishes to share it and I find this charming as well as informative.

 

Whether or not you are a fan of President Lincoln, this is a good book for an insight into a part of his life that has not really been explored prior to this book.  Certainly the earlier book did not reference most of these factual incidents in Lincoln's life.


Edited by Mjx, 19 February 2014 - 01:28 AM.
Added direct link, per member request.

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#2 annabelle

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

This sounds interesting, Andie.  I have a number of books about American food that discuss the various foods eaten from the times of the Pilgrims to the advent of refrigeration.  This sounds like a good one to investigate.



#3 rotuts

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:34 PM

thanks for this pointer.  Ive got it 'on call' from my local library system.


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#4 kayb

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:56 PM

Sigh. Why does EVERY forum I visit cost me money? Purchased, will download shortly.


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#5 rotuts

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:31 AM

this is an 'odd' book.  I live in the 'burbs outside BOS and many towns has a few $$.  the library system has perhaps 30 mimbers

 

http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/info/

 

and they only have one copy of this ( so far )  its rare to have less than a dozen books in the system, rare or not !

 

so thanks again for the pointer !



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:28 AM

Wow, excellent, tip, thank you!  Lincoln was my childhood hero, and I sustain a real fascination for him.  I'd never heard of these two books and I'm excited to read them.  Since you've read both, do you have any comparison notes?

 

What's up with Mary Lincoln's almond cake?  That sounds very interesting . . . 


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