Describes the life of the sixteenth president of the United States, from the rough and rustic childhood that forged his beliefs to the tough political campaign that won him the presidency. Historians examine the difficult leadership choices of his first term, as well as his bouts with depression and his troubled marriage to Mary Todd. Finally, experts untangle a web of murder and kidnapping plots to reveal the truth behind the conspiracy that ended in Lincoln's assassination.
Originally produced as part of the television series Biography, c1996.
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