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Does Obama Write Like Lincoln Too?

Pundits and public alike are comparing President-elect Barack Obama with the sixteenth U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln. Fred Kaplan's new book, Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, takes a look at President Lincoln as a scribe, from his personal letters to poems to epic speeches. Madeleine Brand talks to Kaplan about whether he sees Obama in Lincoln's words.

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