H.L. Mencken on Abraham Lincoln

A short essay on the Springfield lawyer by the sage of Baltimore.  H.L. Mencken muses on the mysteries of Lincoln.

Some time ago a publisher told me that there are four kinds of books that seldom, if ever, lose money in the United States—first, murder stories; secondly, novels in which the heroine is forcibly overcome by the hero; thirdly, volumes on spiritualism, occultism and other such claptrap, and fourthly, books on Lincoln.

via H.L. Mencken on Abraham Lincoln.

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