A Presidential LifeBook - 2009/02/01
An in-depth biography covers the life and political career of Abraham Lincoln discusse his humble beginnings in Kentucky, legal career as a young man, and impressive rise on the political stage, becoming president with less than half the popular vote and acting as Commander-in-Chief during the Civil War before being assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
Blackwell North Amer
Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this marvelous short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the American story. It is the best concise introduction to Lincoln in print, a must-have volume for anyone interested in American history or in our greatest president.
Best-selling author James M. McPherson follows the son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks from his early years in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, to his highly successful law career, his marriage to Mary Todd, and his one term in Congress. We witness his leadership of the Republican anti-slavery movement, his famous debates with Stephen A. Douglas (a long acquaintance and former rival for the hand of Mary Todd), and his emergence as a candidate for president in 1860. Following Lincoln's election to the presidency, McPherson describes his masterful role as Commander in Chief during the Civil War, the writing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The book also discusses his lasting legacy and why he remains a quintessential American hero two hundred years after his birth, while an annotated bibliography permits easy access to further scholarship.
With his ideal short account of Lincoln, McPherson provides a compelling biography of a man of humble origins who preserved our nation during its greatest catastrophe and ended the scourge of slavery.
Covers the life and political career of Abraham Lincoln, from his humble beginnings in Kentucky and legal career as a young man to his becoming president with less than half the popular vote and acting as Commander-in-Chief during the Civil War before being assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
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A concise biography of one of the most revered presidents of our time. From his humble beginnings in Kentucky to his unfortunate demise during his second term at the white house, you can the most prudent facts and information. Do not let the small length of the book fool you, it is a great read and an excellent introduction to A. Lincoln.
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