Abraham Lincoln

In honor of President’s Day, we thought it’s the perfect time to take a look at a couple of Presidential book & film trends we’ve noticed. First up…Abraham Lincoln.

Two films are in production about the 16th President, based on two very different books.

The Book: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin – This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln’s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation’s history.
The Film: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Abe, is based on the final section of Goodwin’s work. The movie is in post-production and is rumored to be out December 2012.

The Book: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith – In this alternative-history bloodbath, when young Abe learns that his mother’s death is actually the result of a vampire attack, he vows to cleanse the country of the undead scourge.
The Film:

There have also been a few books about Lincoln’s assassination and the hunt for his killer:

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