A. Lincoln: A Biography

Americans who have been living under a large, soundproof rock for the past year or so may be forgiven for not knowing that February marked the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The rest of us have no excuse, and the nation’s publishers have certainly done their part to ensure that no aspect of the 16th president’s life is overlooked. The past several years saw a gradual ratcheting up of publishing in the already crowded field of Lincoln studies, and 2009 has so far witnessed the publication of everything from a half-dozen new biographies to analyses of the significance of Lincoln’s penmanship.

 

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