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Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends

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Today the images of Robert Burns and Abraham Lincoln are recognized worldwide, yet few are aware of the connection between the two. In Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends, author Ferenc Morton Szasz reveals how famed Scots poet Robert Burns—and Scotland in general—influenced the life and thought of one of the most beloved and important U.S. presid ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 25th 2008 by Southern Illinois University Press
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I have had a keen interest most of my life in key historical figures, and at this stage of my life I have an especially keen interest in both Robert Burns and Abraham Lincoln. Burns' life began fifty years before Lincoln's. Burns died at age thirty-seven, so his growing legendary status was well underway when Abraham Lincoln was a young man. Szasz reviews the early histories of both men, their birth on poor farms, their upw
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