Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power (Google eBook)
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 9, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 394 pages
As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb, prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincolnís dramatic political journey, from his early years in the Illinois legislature to his nation-shaping years in the White House. Here, Carwardine combines a new perspective with a compelling narrative to deliver a fresh look at one of the pillars of American politics. He probes the sources of Lincolnís moral and political philosophy and uses his groundbreaking research to cut through the myth and expose the man behind it.
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Review: Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and PowerUser Review - Nick - Goodreads
During Lincoln's time, the southern states were in a political war with the northern states. This escalated to such a bad degree that the civil war was inevitable. When Lincoln was elected as ... Read full review
Review: Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and PowerUser Review - Cecelia Bytheway - Goodreads
A detailed discussion of Lincolns political leaning throughout his adult life and political career. At first I thought it painted Lincoln in a bad light, but it was very complete of his political ... Read full review