Lincoln, Civil War, and Presidential
About A House Divided
A House Divided is focused on Lincoln and Civil War books. The program was born at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. It’s the world’s only book shop dedicated to Lincoln and the US Civil War. Usually, the show will feature an artifact related to the book. This allows you to see some of the best items available at the shop; a virtual visit! Spanning over 10 years and over 100 titles, the program launched in November 2005.
The program is co- hosted by two members of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop family: one, owner and President Daniel Weinberg; and the other Bjorn Skaptason, historian and Author’s Voice Executive Producer.
Hosts Daniel Weinberg and Bjorn Skaptason
Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of the Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms\ designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world. Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.
Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.
He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.