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Historic Friendships

(#315) Lincoln and the Speeds

Bryan S. Bush, author of Lincoln and the Speeds, talks about President Lincoln’s friendship with brothers Joshua and James Speed of Louisville and how it changed the men. The historian, who dressed in 19th century clothing for the interview, also discusses the Lincoln Bicentennial. Interview conducted by Candyce Clifft.

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  1. Length: 00:06:09
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