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abraham lincoln

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The Fight to Find John Wilkes Booth’s Diary in a Forgotten Subway Tunnel

Possible clues about Lincoln’s murder in the unlikeliest place.

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Yrs. Truly, A Lincoln

On the grifter who made a living forging the signatures of American heroes.

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The Unsuccessful Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln

Learning of a plot against the life of the newly elected Lincoln, Alan Pinkerton decamps to Baltimore and infiltrates the conspiracy.

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The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Lincoln

The strange life of Boston Corbett, the soldier who killed John Wilkes Booth in 1865.

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Lincoln’s Great Depression

Today, Abraham Lincoln’s struggle with clinical depression would make him “unfit for office.” Back then, it was the key to his presidency.