Independent voices from the TWT Communities
At last, some Hollywood news of interest: silver screen conservative Jon Voight is likely to take on a meaty role as a Soviet agent in "Reagan," an upcoming $35 million independent production backed by an unapologetic, determined team of creatives, including producer Ralph Winter, a force behind the "X-Men" film series, plus Mark Joseph, a producer associated with "The Passion of the Christ" and "The Chronicles of Narnia."
Letters and diaries from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation 150 years ago and some of the festering debates that survive today.
Lincoln read this very draft to his cabinet July 22, 1862, to mixed response, says Michelle Krowl, a Civil War specialist at the library.
Krowl said Mary Lincoln's grief is also evident in the new movie, "Lincoln."