Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, based on the book of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Deputy park superintendent Rae Emerson conducted a study on the book and concluded that its errors were too numerous for the museum to want to offer the book for sale. Some of the errors Emerson noted were minor, such as incorrect word choice. (O’Reilly wrote, “he furls his brow” but furl is a “nautical term to compact, roll up,” Emerson notes. “Furrows – narrow grove, depression on any surface, i.e., furrows of a wrinkled face.”)

Read on for more inaccuracies in Bill O’Reilly’s historical book on President Abraham Lincoln.

It has been banned by Ford’s Theatre.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This article is an example of librarians gone wrong. The National Archives reports that one of their historians admitted to using a fountain pen to change the date on a presidential pardon that Lincoln had issued to a military deserter, in order to make it appear to be a significant historical find. Another archivist had thought it looked different than the other documents on display and finally investigated the matter.

Tampering with documents for the sake of fame, in order to appear that you’ve discovered something ground-breaking, is wholly inappropriate and wrong. It is unethical. And it can destroy the historical value of the artifact.

Read the press release and see some more pictures at The National Archives.

(Source: start.toshiba.com)