"It took me three years to work on the book, two years of doing research, and I was far into it by the time I wrote his death scene. I called my husband in tears. "I didn't want to write it. That's ridiculous: It's been 130 years since he died. But I felt like I knew him. I cared about him, and I admired him, and I was surprised by all of that."
–Candice Millard, author of "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President."
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