Lincoln trilogy coming from former Clinton aide

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former White House aide to Bill Clinton has spent the past few years writing a trilogy about the life of another president — Abraham Lincoln.

Simon & Schuster announced a deal Tuesday with Sidney Blumenthal. The three-volume biography has the working title "Abraham Lincoln: A Political Life." The first book, "A Self-Made Man," is scheduled to come out in 2015. Blumenthal will be edited by Alice Mayhew, whose other projects have included Doris Kearns Goodwin's million-selling Lincoln book, "Team of Rivals."

The 65-year-old Blumenthal is a longtime journalist and the author of several previous books, including a memoir about his years in the Clinton administration.

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