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Robert C. Bray

The Mind of Lincoln

Most of our coverage of Abraham Lincoln at USIH has touched on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals or allusions to Obama and Lincoln. Illinois Wesleyan Professor of English, Robert C. Bray, however, offers us something new in his recent book, Reading with Lincoln. Here are some excerpts from the publisher’s description of the work (bolds mine): Reading with Lincoln uncovers the how of Lincoln’s inspiring rise to greatness by connecting the content of his reading to the story of his life. At the core of Lincoln’s success was his self-education. …From his early studies of grammar school handbooks and Read more