Abraham Lincoln

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With malice toward Lincoln

John McKee Barr constructs a persuasive narrative of Lincoln loathing—by Lost Causers, neo-Confederates, libertarians, and even some liberals.

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Lincoln’s paradoxes

Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, by Allen C. Guelzo

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Stuck with liberalism

On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History, by John Patrick Diggins

In his long and storied career, historian John Diggins has, he admits, been called many things. He says that the phrase he likes best is "a cold water historian." Fittingly, in this work he lines up a myriad of candidates and gives all of them a thorough dousing.

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Abe’s eloquence

Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural.
By Ronald C. White Jr. Simon & Schuster, 203 pp., $24.00.

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A. Lincoln: A Biography

Americans who have been living under a large, soun