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Sean Trainor said in February 17th, 2011 at 11:15 am

There is an article just begging to be written in all of this — not only on the Beddell mythology, but on the cultural and political context of Lincoln’s decision to grow a beard. Forget the Gettysburg Adress, forget Lincoln’s war leadership: it’s his decision to radically alter his appearance on the eve of his presidency that truly sets Lincoln apart.

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