HEROES: Lincolnoclast

Abraham Lincoln, having been reinterred 16 times, had reason last week to turn once more in his grave. Just before his 122nd birthday last week there was published his 112th biography, Lincoln: The Man— by Poet Edgar Lee Masters. Unlike his Illinois neighbor Poet Carl Sandburg, whose Lincoln biography is a labor of love, morose Poet Masters pictures the Emancipator not as a warm-hearted prairie prophet but as a cold, lazy fanatic. Kansas-born, Poet Masters spent his boyhood at Petersburg, Ill,., went to Knox College (Galesburg), grew...

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