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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Benjamin P. Thomas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: 1902 in Springfield, Illinois

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Thomas was born and raised in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Benjamin Thomas was a lifetime Lincoln scholar, best known for his definitive ''Abraham Lincoln, A Biography''. After writing his first two books he sold insurance, managed property and served as president of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, as he continued writing.


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