Monthly Archives: April 2013

An Execution in Alabama

Something recently came across my cluttered work-desk which put me thinking about one of my favorite authors–and one of the great writers of American letters–Ambrose Bierce. The object in question is an audio gem produced by a company called American … Continue reading

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The Day Lincoln Was Assassinated: The Final Premonition

“Presentiments are strange things! and so are sympathies; and so are signs; and the three combined make one mystery to which humanity has not yet found the key”  Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre  As every school child knows–or should know–Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

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The Paranormal Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

  In my recent book, The Paranormal Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, (Schiffer Press) I document in depth Abraham Lincoln’s beliefs and practices regarding the supernatural.  Although Lincoln’s fascination with the paranormal has been talked about by historians such as Carl … Continue reading

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