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<p>“Fred Kaplan’s <em>Lincoln</em> offers penetrating insights on Lincoln’s ability to explain complex ideas in language accessible to a broad range of readers and listeners.” — James M. McPherson, <em>The New York Review of Books</em> </p><p>“A fine, invaluable book. . . . Certain to become essential to our understanding of the 16th president. . . . Kaplan meticulously analyzes how Lincoln’s steadily maturing prose style enabled him to come to grips with slavery and, as his own views evolved, to express his deepening opposition to it.” — Jonathan Yardley, <em>The Washington Post Book World</em> </p><p>Fascinating. . . . persuasive [and] highly perceptive.” — Michiko Kakutani, <em>The New York Times</em> </p><p>From acclaimed biographer Fred Kaplan comes an illuminating look at the life of Abraham Lincoln that chronicles his genius with language. </p>