Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


Land of Lincoln

Posted on

In this wry travelogue, Lincoln obsessive Andrew Ferguson explores his fascination with America’s 16th president. The Weekly Standard senior editor zips around the U.S., visiting museums and historical societies, interviewing Abe-philes and -phobes alike. A Lincoln impersonator offers him a faux mole off his face, while a Beverly Hills widow shows off her prized collection of Lincoln-ana, including a chamber pot and mourning ribbons. While Land of Lincoln is surprisingly light on actual historiography, Ferguson scores with his quips: He even tweaks Dale Carnegie for invoking Lincoln as a kind of imaginary self-help guru: ”WW$5D?” B+