The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

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University of Illinois Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 380 pages
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Abraham Lincoln's excruciating, yet highly productive, midlife crisis; his woeful marriage to a dishonest woman who often embarrassed and sometimes physically abused him; his intense estrangement from a shiftless father; his streak of cruelty; his explosive temper; and his aversion to women are among the topics covered by Michael Burlingame in The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Based primarily on long-neglected manuscript and newspaper sources - especially on reminiscences of people who knew Lincoln - this psychobiography casts new light on the emotional origins of Lincoln's deep hatred of slavery, on his transformation from a party hack to a statesman, on his relations with his family, on the causes of his depressions, and on the roots of his ambition. Burlingame uses a blend of Freudian and Jungian theory to interpret the psyche of the sixteenth president.

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In the tradition of psychobiography epitomized by Fawn Brodie (Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History, LJ 4/15/94), Connecticut College historian Burlin-game opens the psychiatrist's couch to Lincoln ... Read full review

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i would realy love to read the whole book for free if their are any available


Lincolns Midlife Crisis From Party Hack to Statesman
I Used to Be a Slave The Origins of Lincolns Hatred of Slavery
Unrestrained by Parental Tyranny Lincoln and His Sons
Surrogate Father Abraham
Lincolns Depressions Melancholy Dript from Him as He Walked
Lincolns Attitude toward Women The Most Striking Contradiction of a Complex Character
Lincolns Anger and Cruelty
The Most Ambitious Man in the World
The Lincolns Marriage A Fountain of Misery of a Quality Absolutely Infernal
Stephen A Douglas as a Target of Lincolns Lyceum Address

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