Looking for a good read? Just ask our staff! This month we’re rolling out staff picks — keep an eye out for hand-written short summaries and personal recommendations from staff on our Museum Store book shelves. Museum Program Associates Joan and Phoebe pose with their picks, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, and Mrs. Lincoln: A Life.
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner
“You can take my recommendation or the Pulitzer’s, but this book is a fascinating look at how Lincoln’s perspective on slavery changed over time — I enjoyed learning about the complexities of the issue and the course Lincoln charted through them.”
Mrs. Lincoln: A Life by Catherine Clinton
“Highly educated, well-spoken, and passionate — I find Mary Lincoln fascinating. Clinton’s beautiful writing brings Mary to life in a balanced and thoughtful way. I highly recommend Mrs. Lincoln: A Life.”
Interested in purchasing these choices? Call our Museum Store to place an order: 202-829-0436.