Sunday, March 10, 2013

Book & movie on Abraham Lincoln in Malaysia

A reprint of biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals': The Political Genius of Arabham Lincoln is also now 'widely available at major bookstores in Malaysia. Steven Spielberg's movie Lincoln is being shown at cinemas in Malaysia and 'the reviews are pretty good. The United States of America was established in an anti-colonial war which finally liberated the thirteen settlements from 'London''s reign. In 1814, British troops returned and set fire in Washington D. C.'and damaged, among other public properties, the White House. Between 1861 and 1865, a civil war broke out in the United States that ended with the emancipation of Black slaves. 'Racial segregration in the US was abolished in 1965 after a huge protest led by Martin Luther King whose birthday is now marked as a federal public holiday in the USA.