A massive monument built in Washington, D.C., in honor of Abraham Lincoln. The memorial contains a statue of Lincoln seated and stone engravings of Lincoln's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address.
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Around the Web: Selfies, Lincoln, and the National Book AwardsDoris Lessing passed away. In memoriam, read her interview in The Paris Review. Tuesday was the 150th Anniversary of the the Gettysburg Address, one of the great speeches of American history. NPR and the Smithsonian reflect. Wednesday the National Book Awards were announced: James McBride’s The Good Word Bird won top honors. More details from The New Yorker. Nother story? Lucy Ferris explores the word nother at …
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