Patriotic Treason, a biography of John Brown. It's pretty good so far, especially interesting for someone who lived in Lawrence, Kansas for a while. I'd love to go back to Kansas and do some serious museum hopping now!
I was surfing the net for pics, maps and things to compliment my reading and stumbled onto some online frock pages from the Kansas State Historical Society. Forgive me if you'd already found these but I had to share - pretties! I really love this black & white 1911 number, owned by the wife of Fred Harvey of Harvey House fame and this late 1920s frock – so fun!.
I was also particularly interested to see some good pics of this 1865 Inaugural outfit. It was on display in the DC Portrait gallery when I visited last year - very cool in person!