Lincoln and the
Refounding of America
[Lincoln] was bigger than his country—bigger than all the
Presidents together. Why? Because he loved his enemies
as himself… he was a Christ in miniature, a saint of
humanity, whose name will live thousands of years.
Leo Tolstoy, Feb 8, 1909
Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of
America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Ronald Reagan, first inaugural
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Book title: Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop, Jefferson, and Lincoln.
Contributors: Matthew S. Holland - Author.
Publisher: Georgetown University Press.
Place of publication: Washington, DC.
Publication year: 2007.
Page number: 154.
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