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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lincoln in Print

With Friday’s nationwide release of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” readers may be interested in which biographies of our “Great Emancipator” are considered among the best. The film is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, so that is one place to start. Bill Lucey, writing in the “Huffington Post,” polled some scholars and historians on their favorites ("The Abraham Lincoln Reading List: Recommendations and Suggestions," Nov. 13, 2012). Here are a few other well-respected bios readers may enjoy:

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

Abraham Lincoln: A Biography by Benjamin Thomas

Lincoln at Gettysburg by Gary Wills

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