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New book examines the friendships of Abe Lincoln.


A new book by biographer David Herbert Donald explores the inner life of Abraham Lincoln and studies the relationships he had with the few close friends he gathered through life.

Donald shows the reticence of Lincoln to open up to anyone, stemming from his childhood in the American frontier through to his political life in Washington DC.

'We Are Lincoln Men' examines Lincoln's relationships with what Donald considers his five closest friends from shop keeper Joshua Speed up to White House secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay.

The book shows Lincoln as a person away from the myth, giving the reader a valuable insight into a secretive man, reports The Washington Times.

'We Are Lincoln Men' is out now on Simon & Schuster priced USD25.00.
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Date:Nov 6, 2003
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