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The Mask of Lincoln

One Life: The Mask of Lincoln
To celebrate Lincoln's 200th birthday in 2009, there is a  Lincoln photographic exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.  I've always been a big fan of A. Lincoln, and it's no surprise that president elect Barack Obama is too.  Like a lot of people, I became very interested in the Civil and especially Lincoln after I saw Ken Burns' marvelous PBS series.   I've read David Herbert Donald's Lincoln biography and also bought David Grubin's PBS special on Lincoln.  In my opinion, Lincoln was the greatest president, a great orator and perhaps the greatest political leader of all time.   The University of Michigan also has the searchable Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln online.


Mathew Brady - Albumen silver print (1864)

Here's one of my favorite quotes by Lincoln from his first inaugural speech in 1861:

I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, streching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

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Internet Weekly Report First Issued on 12/15/2001,
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Last Updated Monday, 10. November 2008 08:49:57.



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