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There are few dramaturgical tasks as difficult or as thankless as telling the life story of a Great Man (or Woman), particularly when that historical figure has become the sort of legendary icon featured in national monuments and on currency. Wisely, director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner ("Munich," "Angels in America") have avoided making "Lincoln" into a traditional biography — there's no homework on the back of a shovel in coal, no rail-splitting, no debating Stephen A. Douglas. Instead, working from historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Team of Rivals: The »

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