VMF Film and Book Recommendations February 2023



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Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis (Academy Award, Best Actor in a Leading Role), Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Lincoln struggles with the 13th Amendment, which will forever ban slavery, passing before the end of the Civil War. If the war ends before its passage, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law.

2012, PG-13. Available where you buy or rent movies.

Frost/Nixon starring Frank Langella
Frost/Nixon starring Frank Langella, Michael Sheen and Kevin Bacon. Five Oscar Nominations, 2008, R. 

Among the 400 million people who watched Nixon board Marine One and leave the White House in 1974, was British journalist David Frost. He decided right then he would interview Nixon. In the final of three interviews, taped in 1977, Nixon utters the now infamous, “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.” 


The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden's White HouseThe Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden's White House 

In The Fight of His Life, prize winning journalist and author Chris Whipple had unique access to the President and his staff. Read about the internal power struggles and back-room compromises. Published by Scribner, 2023. 

Available wherever books are sold.