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The vast amount of literature on Abraham Lincoln is almost unmatched in the English language. Interest in our 16th president has never abated, and these 34 titles will enlighten some, disillusion others, and stand as a basic resource.
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January arrives with new books and resolutions—to clean up, be more productive, and lose weight (among many other things). Display possibilities are endless, from new hits to past favorites. Here are five titles to suggest and showcase.
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These five titles are likely to satisfy readers endlessly and can serve as long-term RA standards.