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Abraham Lincoln





# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 2002-00-00 Viking  

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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 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.

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