Smithsonian Spotlight: Read up on Lincoln

February 12th, 2009 by Smithsonian Journeys

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. It is said that Lincoln didn’t talk much about religion, even with his closest friends, and he didn’t belong to any church. Instead, he said, “When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”

President A. Lincoln reading the Bible to his son, Tad

President A. Lincoln reading the Bible to his son, Tad, 1864. Photograph by Anthony Berger. Courtesy Library of Congress

Smithsonian magazine has put together a comprehensive look at the life of Abraham Lincoln. Take a lookwe found that it is full of interesting facts and great articles. The journey begins with a fascinating multimedia timeline of his life and work.

To experience the life of Lincoln firsthand, click here.

Browse our recommended books about Lincoln here.

Click here to order the special Lincoln issue of Smithsonian magazine.

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