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  • State Police stand at the gate of Hanscom Field where a private Gulfstream IV plane with seven people aboard crashed and caught fire late Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Stuart Cahill

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  • For Obama, frustration in comparisons to LBJ

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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Bully Pulpit'

    For any historian, humanizing the past is among the most difficult of tasks, and it is much to the credit of Doris Kearns Goodwin that she has succeeded to such a marked degree with her successive assessments of powerful leaders.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gettysburg sesquicentennial speech lacking

    I was disappointed by the keynote speech given by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg, Pa. ("Battle of Gettysburg 150th anniversary: Hallowed ground swarmed by re-enactors," Web, July 2). Ms. Goodwin was totally off the mark regarding that somber occasion. Not once did she mention the sacrifice and the hardships suffered by those men over the course of the three-day battle in 1863.

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