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James K. Polk

New book exposes Lincoln's obscure early career

New book exposes Lincoln's obscure early career

I had never realized that Abraham Lincoln was a captain in the Black Hawk War in Western Illinois in 1832 – indeed, I had never even heard of that war. But its impact on the young Lincoln, who witnessed atrocities against civilians by Native Americans and who also had to protect an elderly P…

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Dozens of ships, from barges to schooners, ferries to sloops, have met their fate on Lake Michigan's waters.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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