The Mysterious Mr. Lincoln

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In this chapter from Russell Freedman’s photobiography, the author details Abraham Lincoln’s many facets. Lincoln’s gawky height, folksy humor, homespun speech, and superstitious beliefs are contrasted with his ambition, sadness, skill in argument, and eloquence as a speaker and writer during one of the most controversial and difficult times in American history. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010)

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