Happy Birthday, Mr. President

The 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth is nearly upon us. Henry Louis Gates’s new book, Lincoln on Race & Slavery comes out next week; his documentary, Looking for Lincoln, also airs on PBS next week. He is interviewed in both the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine.

Wall Street JournalLincoln in Black and White

Time10 Questions for Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The book is owned by surprisingly few public libraries; it appears it wasn’t reviewed prepub.

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Lincoln on Race & Slavery

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

  • Hardcover: $24.95; 408 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (February 11, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0691142343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691142340

Lincoln has always been a favorite subject (Gates claims that around 14,000 books have been written about him; more than any other American). Two publications look at  some new titles.

USA TodayLiterature hails Lincoln on his bicentennial

Wall Street JournalAbe Lincoln as He Really Was

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