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June 27, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James McPherson was leading the way through the Huntington Library on Sunday, pointing out some of his favorite things among the mementos of his old friend, Abraham Lincoln. There was the Emancipation Proclamation, of course, and the bills (one for $5) that Lincoln sent out as a young Illinois lawyer, and letters written about whether he should run for the presidency. McPherson knows them all, for he was one of the organizers of the much-praised Lincoln exhibit at the San Marino library.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is a historical biopic more concerned with depicting the 16th president's log-rolling politics than his log-splitting childhood. "Lincoln," one of many high-profile films this season based on real events, has been warmly embraced by critics and audiences. But there's another group whose opinion matters - historians. "There have been other movies about Lincoln," said James McPherson, a Civil War historian, Lincoln biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Battle Cry of Freedom," in a recent interview after seeing the film.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is a historical biopic more concerned with depicting the 16th president's log-rolling politics than his log-splitting childhood. "Lincoln," one of many high-profile films this season based on real events, has been warmly embraced by critics and audiences. But there's another group whose opinion matters - historians. "There have been other movies about Lincoln," said James McPherson, a Civil War historian, Lincoln biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Battle Cry of Freedom," in a recent interview after seeing the film.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James McPherson was leading the way through the Huntington Library on Sunday, pointing out some of his favorite things among the mementos of his old friend, Abraham Lincoln. There was the Emancipation Proclamation, of course, and the bills (one for $5) that Lincoln sent out as a young Illinois lawyer, and letters written about whether he should run for the presidency. McPherson knows them all, for he was one of the organizers of the much-praised Lincoln exhibit at the San Marino library.
BOOKS
April 24, 1994 | CHRIS GOODRICH
WHAT THEY FOUGHT FOR: 1861-1865 by James M. McPherson (Louisiana State University Press: $16.95; 88 pp.). A Union soldier wrote following the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 that "as god gives us liberty we Should try to impart it to others . . . thank god the chanes will Soon be bursted."
NEWS
May 15, 1992 | TIM WARREN, BALTIMORE SUN
In the fall of 1958, James McPherson came to Baltimore as a 22-year-old graduate student in American history at Johns Hopkins University. He remembers the pleasant summer nights and walks to Memorial Stadium to watch the Orioles play. There is something else he recalls--the feeling that, all around him, the world was changing. "When I arrived here, the restaurants were still segregated, and the schools had just been desegregated," he said.
SPORTS
November 19, 2000
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD BART HENDRICKS, Boise St. 30 20 405 5 CASEY CLAUSEN, Tennessee 24 19 362 4 PATRICK RAMSEY, Tulane 56 29 360 3 GEORGE GODSEY, Georgia Tech 26 19 354 2 CHRIS WEINKE, Florida St.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1996 | ADAM S. BAUMAN
* Today, 6 p.m.: Financial analyst Stephanie Ackler answers questions on women and investing. Keyword: Centerstage * Friday, 9 a.m.: Noted stock picker Peter Lynch talks about investment strategies. Keyword: Centerstage CompuServe * Today, 5 p.m.: Representatives from Symantec Corp. and give computer virus prevention tips. Go CONVENTION * Thursday, 5 p.m.: James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning American Civil War historian. Go CONVENTION Microsoft Network * Today, 5:30 p.m.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison and given a $10,000 fine for bilking his supporters and cheating on his taxes. Duke pleaded guilty in December to tax and mail fraud; the sentence was the same one agreed to in his plea bargain. U.S. Atty. Jim Letten said Duke must report to prison by April 15. Federal guidelines require that he serve at least 85% of the 15-month sentence.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 1994 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Had the 13-episode "Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War" existed in some era before Ken Burns' landmark epic, it might have been a perfectly suitable television aid for understanding America's most dramatic event. But producer-writer-director Jay Wertz's haphazard approach, focusing on key Civil War battles at the expense of a cogent narrative flow covering the war's developments, places this "Civil War" wanna-be far down the list of essential viewing for buffs.
BOOKS
April 24, 1994 | CHRIS GOODRICH
WHAT THEY FOUGHT FOR: 1861-1865 by James M. McPherson (Louisiana State University Press: $16.95; 88 pp.). A Union soldier wrote following the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 that "as god gives us liberty we Should try to impart it to others . . . thank god the chanes will Soon be bursted."
NEWS
May 15, 1992 | TIM WARREN, BALTIMORE SUN
In the fall of 1958, James McPherson came to Baltimore as a 22-year-old graduate student in American history at Johns Hopkins University. He remembers the pleasant summer nights and walks to Memorial Stadium to watch the Orioles play. There is something else he recalls--the feeling that, all around him, the world was changing. "When I arrived here, the restaurants were still segregated, and the schools had just been desegregated," he said.
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