Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President (Google eBook)

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Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, C-SPAN.
PublicAffairs, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
8 Reviews
In a handsome, gift-quality volume celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, America's top Lincoln historians offer their diverse perspectives on the life and legacy of America's sixteenth president. Spanning Lincoln's life-from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of America's most troubled historical periods, to his assassination in 1865-these essays, developed from original iSPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader. Edited by iSPAN's Brian Lamb and Susan Swain, illustrated with Lamb's photographs of Lincoln landmarks, and promoted throughout the year on iSPAN, Abraham Lincoln is a wonderful compendium of information and deeply-informed analysis that deserves a prominent place on every bookshelf.
  

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Review: Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

This book attempts - and for the most part I believe it succeeds - to present a balance view of Lincoln by presenting positions by Lincoln detractors as well as Lincoln admires. I found the essays ... Read full review

Review: Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President

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Contents

Early Years MARK NEELY JR
3
Origins and Influences ALLEN C GUELZO
10
Family Relationships JOHN Y SIMON
18
Lincoln and Clay ROBERT REMINI
30
The Springfield Junto ADAM BELLOW
43
Politics and Morality RICHARD CURRENT
58
Winning and Governing DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN
65
The Gathering Storm DAVID HERBERT DONALD
71
Lincoln and Religion ALLEN C GUELZO
189
Spiritual Beliefs PAUL JOHNSON
195
Lincoln and Race MARK NEELY JR
209
Lincolns Ambition RICHARD SHENKMAN
220
Commander in Chief ELIOT A COHEN
230
Enigma FRANK J WILLIAMS
236
Whitmans Lincoln DAVID REYNOLDS
243
Lincolniana LOUISE TAPER
252

An Early Plot Against Lincoln STEPHEN B OATES
78
The Cost of War CARL M CANNON
89
A Predecessors Opposition PETER WALLNER
95
Meeting Harriett Beecher Stowe PAUL JOHNSON
107
Patriot Poet WALTER BERNS
121
A Most Difficult Year JOSEPH E STEVENS
130
The Gettysburg Address GABOR BORITT
136
Thanksgiving JAMES LOEWEN
148
Photographic Imagery DAVID WARD
158
Aftermath TOM SCHWARTZ
169
Conspiracy ROGER MUDD
182
The Lincoln Obsession ANDREW FERGUSON
266
Image and Icon CHAS FAGAN
275
Lincolns Shadow MERRILL D PETERSON
284
Lincoln in Context
291
House Divided 1858
299
LincolnDouglas Debate in Charleston Illinois 1858
307
First Inaugural 1861
325
Emancipation Proclamation 1863
333
AFTERWORD
343
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Brian Lamb, the founding CEO of C-SPAN, has been the host of "Booknotes" since its inception in 1989. He has read each of the 765 books that "Booknotes" has featured. Lamb lives in Arlington, Virginia.

I live, read, write stories in rhyme, and walk my dog in Small Town, New Zealand. Amazon Author page http: //tiny.cc/bmymbw

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