Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power

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Vintage Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 394 pages
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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 Lincoln’s 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 Lincoln’s moral and political philosophy and uses his groundbreaking research to cut through the myth and expose the man behind it.

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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

About the author (2007)

Richard J. Carwardine is Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University. His previous book is Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America.

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