Lincoln

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Simon and Schuster, 20.12.2011 - 720 Seiten
A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency.

Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln’s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union—in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.
 

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A biography with unique approach: telling the Lincoln life story from Lincoln's perspective of what he knew and when he knew it. An extensive, highly readable book that covers Lincoln's professional ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Engaging biography of a man who was plucked from obscurity—though he liked to say he never lost a direct election, his most recent political adventure had been losing a senatorial race to Stephen ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Preface
13
ONE Annals of the Poor
19
TWO A Piece of Floating Driftwood
38
FOUR Always a Whig
94
FIVE Lone Star of Illinois
119
SIX At the Head of His Profession in This State
142
SEVEN There Are No Whigs
162
NINE The Taste Is in My Mouth
230
TWELVE The Bottom Is Out of the Tub
328
THIRTEEN An Instrument in Gods Hands
354
FOURTEEN A Pumpkin in Each End of My Bag
377
FIFTEEN What Will the Country Say
407
SEVENTEEN The Greatest Question Ever Presented
467
EIGHTEEN It Was Not Best to Swap Horses
493
TWENTYONE I Will Take Care of Myself
575

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Über den Autor (2011)

David Herbert Donald is the author of We Are Lincoln Men, Lincoln, which won the prestigious Lincoln Prize and was on the New York Times bestseller list for fourteen weeks, and Lincoln at Home. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, for Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, and for Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe. He is the Charles Warren Professor of American History and of American Civilization Emeritus at Harvard University and resides in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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