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Call it an Abraham Lincoln obsession gripping political junkies and history buffs everywhere.

In the last couple of years, several best-selling books have focused on the life and political skills of the nation's 16th president. And one man in particular has taken a particular interest in not just reading about the Illinois politician, but also modeling himself politically after him.

That man: Barack Obama, who will be sworn in as the nation's 44th -- and first African-American -- president Tuesday.

And the obsession is certainly not lost on the president-elect.

On January 10, he and his family visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the Lincoln Memorial Read full article »

CNN's Carol Costello contributed to this report.

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