This isn't a full birth-to-death biography of Abraham Lincoln's life, but centers more on his emancipation of the slaves and his inner-working of Congress up to the end of the Civil War and his death (and don't worry, they don't show the assassination.) Daniel Day-Lewis won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Lincoln, and the movie had a plethora of other Oscar nominations and awards. I especially liked Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Overall, it was historically accurate, and tastefully done. It really opened my eyes to Lincoln's personality and temperament through his story-telling. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Killing Lincoln - Bill O'Reilly, Lincoln: A Biography - Ronald White.] -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Based in large part on the award-winning non-fiction work A Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.]
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