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Abraham Lincoln

A Life
Burlingame, Michael (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Burlingame, Michael, 1941-
Title: Abraham Lincoln
a life
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
Edition: Johns Hopkins pbk. ed
Characteristics: v. : ill., port. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 1421410583
9781421410586
1421409739
9781421409733
Branch Call Number: 921 Linco
E457 .B95 2013
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Burlingame
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Headings: Presidents Biography Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Topical Term: Presidents
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Nov 28, 2012
  • zlboj rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent, outstanding, fabulous! Incredibly researched, well written, powerful! I love to pick random pages and bask in such erudition!

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