Getting to know Lincoln: New biographies mark bicentennial

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Even though the Lincoln landscape already is populated with many books, several authors have found new ground to cover ahead of the 200th anniversary of his birth in February.

Here are some highlights:

Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer. Fred Kaplan.

Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief. James M. McPherson.

New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World. Edited by Eric Foner.

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Donald Wolberg - 10/17/2008

Also born February 12, 1809 was another man who also acheived world fame and forever changed the way we think about the world, Charles Darwin. One suspects that more books have been written about these men, and resulting from their work, directly or indirectly than any other human beings ever.