Abraham Lincoln

On February 12, great fanfare — exhibits, educational programs, the release of commemorative coins and stamps — will greet the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's humble birth. The accomplishments of the 16th president — who took office in 1861, led the country through its gruesome Civil War, and died by an assassin's bullet in 1865 — have made him a publishing standby, and scholars have been especially busy in anticipation of the