A Lincoln

Author : Ronald C. White
ISBN : 1588367754
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A. Lincoln.”—USA Today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Philadelphia Inquirer • The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name “A. Lincoln.” In his lifetime and ever since, friend and foe have taken it upon themselves to characterize Lincoln according to their own label or libel. In this magnificent book, Ronald C. White, Jr., offers a fresh and compelling definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity–what today’s commentators would call “authenticity”–whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life. Through meticulous research of the newly completed Lincoln Legal Papers, as well as of recently discovered letters and photographs, White provides a portrait of Lincoln’s personal, political, and moral evolution. White shows us Lincoln as a man who would leave a trail of thoughts in his wake, jotting ideas on scraps of paper and filing them in his top hat or the bottom drawer of his desk; a country lawyer who asked questions in order to figure out his own thinking on an issue, as much as to argue the case; a hands-on commander in chief who, as soldiers and sailors watched in amazement, commandeered a boat and ordered an attack on Confederate shore batteries at the tip of the Virginia peninsula; a man who struggled with the immorality of slavery and as president acted publicly and privately to outlaw it forever; and finally, a president involved in a religious odyssey who wrote, for his own eyes only, a profound meditation on “the will of God” in the Civil War that would become the basis of his finest address. Most enlightening, the Abraham Lincoln who comes into focus in this stellar narrative is a person of intellectual curiosity, comfortable with ambiguity, unafraid to “think anew and act anew.” A transcendent, sweeping, passionately written biography that greatly expands our knowledge and understanding of its subject, A. Lincoln will engage a whole new generation of Americans. It is poised to shed a profound light on our greatest president just as America commemorates the bicentennial of his birth. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Abraham Lincoln

Author : Benjamin P. Thomas
ISBN : 0809328879
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Long considered a classic, Benjamin P. Thomas's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography takes an incisive look at one of American history's greatest figures. Originally published in 1952 to wide acclaim, this eloquent account rises above previously romanticized depictions of the sixteenth president to reveal the real Lincoln: a complex, shrewd, and dynamic individual whose exceptional life has long intrigued the public. Thomas traces the president from his hardscrabble beginnings and early political career, through his years as an Illinois lawyer and his presidency during the Civil War. Although Lincoln is appropriately placed against the backdrop of the dramatic times in which he lived, the author's true focus is on Lincoln the man and his intricate personality. While Thomas pays tribute to Lincoln's many virtues and accomplishments, he is careful not to dramatize a persona already larger than life in the American imagination. Instead he presents a candid and balanced representation that provides compelling insight into Lincoln's true character and the elements that forged him into an extraordinary leader. Thomas portrays Lincoln as a man whose conviction, resourcefulness, and inner strength enabled him to lead the nation through the most violent crossroads in its history. Thomas's direct, readable narrative is concise while losing none of the crucial details of Lincoln's remarkable life. The volume's clarity of style makes it accessible to beginners, but it is complex and nuanced enough to interest longtime Lincoln scholars. After more than half a century, Abraham Lincoln: A Biography is still an essential source for anyone interested in learning more about the many facets of the sixteenth president, and it remains the definitive single-volume work on the life of an American legend.
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Abraham Lincoln

Author : Zofia Stone
ISBN : 9789386367273
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Abraham Lincoln, an American politician and lawyer was the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. This book gives a brief account of his life, early career ro presidency and assassination.
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Abraham Lincoln

Author : Benjamin Platt Thomas
ISBN : UOM:39015066036537
Genre : Presidents
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The Every Day Life Of Abraham Lincoln

Author : Francis F. Browne
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This book brings Lincoln the man, not Lincoln the tradition, very near to us. The great events of Lincoln's life, and impressions of his character, are given in the actual words of those who knew him - his friends, his neighbors and daily associates - rather than condensed and remolded into other forms.

Abraham Lincoln

Author : Michael Burlingame
ISBN : 9781421410586
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America’s greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America’s sixteenth president. In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln’s presidency and the trials of the Civil War. He supplies fascinating details on the crisis over Fort Sumter and the relentless office seekers who plagued Lincoln. He introduces readers to the president’s battles with hostile newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also interprets Lincoln’s private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd, the untimely death of his son Willie to disease in 1862, and his recurrent anguish over the enormous human costs of the war.
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The Life Of Abraham Lincoln

Author : Ida M. Tarbell
ISBN : 9781605204826
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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She is remembered today as a muckraking journalist, author of such blockbuster exposes as 1904's The History of the Standard Oil Company, which actually contributed to the corporation's breakup in 1911. But in this 1900 work, as charming as it is important, American author IDA MINERVA TARBELL (1857-1944) shows a softer side as she traces, with a laudatory and admiring spirit, the development of the character and morals of Abraham Lincoln. Begun as a project by McClure's Magazine to collect and preserve the reminiscences of friends and acquaintances of Abraham Lincoln while they were still alive, the project grew into a series of articles for the periodical, and then finally this two-volume spiritual biography of the great man, which draws on firsthand memories and other material, including original sources such speeches, letters, and telegrams. Volume I covers Lincoln's life from before he was even born, with the origins of the Lincoln family back to the early 17th century, through his education, his service in the Black Hawk War, his early dabblings in politics, his experiences and attitudes as a lawyer, and the presidential campaign of 1860.
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Author : Fred Kaplan
ISBN : 9780061980589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Fred Kaplan’s Lincoln offers penetrating insights on Lincoln’s ability to explain complex ideas in language accessible to a broad range of readers and listeners.” — James M. McPherson, The New York Review of Books “A fine, invaluable book. . . . Certain to become essential to our understanding of the 16th president. . . . Kaplan meticulously analyzes how Lincoln’s steadily maturing prose style enabled him to come to grips with slavery and, as his own views evolved, to express his deepening opposition to it.” — Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World Fascinating. . . . persuasive [and] highly perceptive.” — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times From acclaimed biographer Fred Kaplan comes an illuminating look at the life of Abraham Lincoln that chronicles his genius with language.
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Abraham Lincoln

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 1440650020
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincoln's story is at the very heart of American history. But who was he, really? In this outstanding biography, award-winning author Thomas Keneally follows Lincoln from his impoverished birth through his education and presidency. From the development of his political philosophy to his troubled family life and his actions during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of a pivotal figure.
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Abraham Lincoln

Author : Lord Charnwood
ISBN : 1539799379
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Lord Charnwood's biography of Abraham Lincoln is a superbly written and well-researched account of the lauded American statesman and President's life. Published in 1916, Charnwood's account of Lincoln's life is benefited by the fact many of the President's contemporaries had by that time written first-hand accounts of the revered statesman's life and manner. Drawing on these sources, and his own researches into the history of the American nation, Charnwood assembled a convincing and authoritative biography. The book is composed with twin commentaries: On the one hand, we hear about the development of the USA and the political events which shaped the destiny of its inhabitants. A deeply held will to make a difference moved Lincoln from his humble beginnings in a rural log cabin toward his famous campaign first for the Illinois House of Representatives, then for the U.S. Senate, and finally the Presidency of the United States. On the other hand, Lincoln's character and individual development receive examination. We hear about the upbringing and inner convictions which shaped the young Abe Lincoln's mind, and his habits of writing and oratory. His opposition to slavery, a characteristic which defined his ascent to the apex of American politics, is particularly explained. In the latter stages, the narrative converges and is occupied with Lincoln's speeches and actions during the American Civil War. The triumphs and calamities of the destructive conflict, and the reactions of the President and his closest counsel, are told. Finally we hear a detailed account of the fateful night in Ford's Theatre, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated to the great and lasting shock of the fractured nation.