Can anything new be said about our 16th president? Historians and biographers still think so, and continue to produce books about Abraham Lincoln. Drawing from David Herbert Donald’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Lincoln, this course will explore Lincoln’s life and career in the light of recent scholarly works. Participants need have no fear that this is a thesis-driven course. Everyone will be encouraged to participate in our discussion and to reach their own conclusions about a man who is so compelling because of his complexities.