Lincoln: a towering subject for History mini-series
Abraham Lincoln was a towering enigma, a sturdy pillar of conflicts and contrasts.
He was a sad man who made people laugh, a rough-hewn rail-splitter who preferred to be inside with a book. He lost four political races … then won the presidency and changed the nation.
“There’s nothing bigger … than the Moby Dick of American history, which is Abraham Lincoln,” said historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, whose Lincoln documentary debuts on President’s Day weekend (8 p.m. Feb. 20-22) on the History Channel. Read more…