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Brings together 110 selections by a diverse array of 95 writers from William Cullen Bryant to E. L. Doctorow. Represents a composite portrait of our greatest president told by the journalists, biographers, satirists, essayists, novelists, clergymen, poets, play-wrights, historians, memoirists, and statesmen who have shaped our understanding of Lincoln and his complex and crucial legacy over the last 150 years.