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‘Lincoln Speaks' Exhibit Shows Words' Transformative Power

Pages of handwritten speeches, terse military communiques jotted by the Civil War commander-in-chief, many documents signed with the familiar “A. Lincoln” - these make up a major portion of an illuminating exhibit titled, “Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation.” But the show at New York's Morgan Library, which overlaps the 150th anniversary of the war's end and of his assassination, also reveals Abraham Lincoln speaking in a personal voice that adds a touching dimension...

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