Unfading Light: The Sustaining Insight and Inspiration of Abraham Lincoln

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By: RICHARD FRITZKY - WITH TODD BREWSTER; RICHARD BROOKHISER; DOUGLAS EGERTON; KENT GRAMM; HAROLD HOLZER; MICHELLE KROWL; EDNA GREENE MEDFORD; TRACY POWER; RABBI JONATHAN SARNA; JACK C. WAUGH; FRANK J. WILLIAMS; WENDY ALLEN; WINIFRED ANDERSON; AL AZINGER; HENRY BALLONE; MEL BERGER; ROBERT BRUGLER; GEORGE BUSS; JOAN CHACONAS; BILL GRANDSTAFF; KATHRYN HARRIS; KAREN HAWBECKER; PAULA HOPEWELL; STEVE KOPPELMAN; MATT LAKEMACHER; MEL MAURER; ANGELA MAYER; JIM MCGRATH; PAUL MELLEN; DARLA MOE; REBECCA MORRIS; ANNE MOSELEY; MIKE MOVIUS; CHRISTOPHER OAKLEY; EILEEN PATCH; STEVEN RAYMOND; MARILYN KROWL REXILIUS; DAVID SULLIVAN; RICH THOMPSON; JOE TRUGLIO; DAVE WALKER; DAVE WIEGERS; MICHAELA WIETIES AND BOB WILLARD

Rich Fritzky poses five questions to forty-five individuals who have devoted much, if not all of their lives, to Abraham Lincoln. The individuals reveal what led them to him in the first place, the conversations that they would most have liked to have had with him, the words of his that they were most moved by, and the why and how of his, maybe just maybe, helping save the soul of the Republic yet again in our own time. Among those interviewed were eleven celebrated Lincoln scholars and historians, the leaders of the National Lincoln Forum, the Abraham Lincoln Association, Lincoln Groups, and Civil War Roundtables from coast to coast, two celebrated Lincoln artists, an array of Lincoln impersonators, including Gettysburg’s own, curators, animators, professors, teachers, presenters, etc. They so movingly responded, inspiring and driving the author deep into Lincoln’s universe and to much that is not often considered especially as to racism and race, his shadow-boxing with God, his faith and doubt, his exquisite humanity and extraordinary ability to lead, his nation of suffering and the torture it exacted upon him, and his rich reverence for both all that America was and could be.
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