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Fri February 28, 2014

How Lincoln's Confidants Remade His Image

The image we have of Abraham Lincoln today as the Great Emancipator, father figure and military genius might not be what it is if not for two men: John Hays and John Nicolay. “The boys,” as the president affectionately called them, were Lincoln’s right-hand men during the course of his presidency.

Joshua Zeitz is the author of 'Lincoln's Boys.'

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk about the men who dutifully reshaped Lincoln’s image in the years following his assassination.

Guest:

Joshua Zeitz, author of Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image

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