Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin brings me to helpless tears. That is just the Lincoln part of her talk!

But the talk is lovely also about Lyndon Johnson, a man much under-appreciated by history. "This aging lion of a man."


Her baseball memoir is lovely, too. My first childhood vaguely solid memory is my father saying "Don Larsen just pitched a perfect game," obviously explaining to me some enthusiasm I did not then understand. I was 7 then so it makes some sense.

1 Comments:

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Tired Old Fart said...

I am now systematically going through these TED lectures. What a fantastic resource!

It is truly incredible how accessible so many things have become in the last 15 years.

 

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