Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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Penguin Putnam
This self-made man from a log cabin-the great orator, the Emancipator, the savior of the Union, the martyr-was arguably our greatest president; but it takes a master storyteller like Thomas Keneally, author of the award-winning novel that inspired the film Schindler's List, to bring alive the history behind the myth. Acclaimed for his recent Civil War biography, American Scoundrel, Keneally delves with relish-and a keen, fresh eye-into Lincoln's complicated persona.

Abraham Lincoln depicts all the amazing man's triumphs, insecurities, and crushing defeats with uncanny insight: his early poverty and the ambition that propelled him out of it; the shaping of the man and his political philosophy by youthful exposure to Christianity, slavery, and business; his tempestuous marriage and his fatherly love. We see him, elected to the presidency by a twist of fate, unswerving in the grim day-to-day conduct of the war as his vision and acumen led the country forward. Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of its pivotal figure, his greatness etched even more clearly in this very touching human story.

Baker & Taylor
Offers insight into the life of the Civil War president to cover his early poverty and ambitions; the impact of religion, slavery, and business on his political views; the fateful twists of his election; and his grim day-to-day conduct of the war. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers insight into the life of the Civil War president, including his early poverty and ambitions; the impact of religion, slavery, and business on his political views; his election; and his day-to-day conduct of the war.

Publisher: New York : Lipper/Viking, 2003
ISBN: 9780670031757
0670031755
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 20 cm

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