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Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 3, 2017

Most Americans regard Abraham Lincoln as one of our greatest presidents. They celebrate “Honest Abe” as a self-made man, a shrewd and pragmatic politician (and master of the English language) who won the Civil War and ended slavery in the United States.


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