Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President

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Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, C-SPAN
PublicAffairs, Oct 22, 2008 - History - 304 pages
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In this beautifully designed volume, America's top Lincoln historians offer a diverse array of 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 C-SPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader. Extras include a timeline of Lincoln's life, brief biographies of the 56 contributors, and Lincoln's most famous speeches.
 

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President

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Essays crafted from C-SPAN interviews of 55 writers on Lincoln.As the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth approaches, this collection serves as a useful introduction to the startling depth of the ... Read full review

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This is a great "Lincoln" book, one of the best. I really enjoyed the format including several criticisms of Pres. Lincoln's policies, and leadership. My favorite Lincoln book remains "Lincoln At ... Read full review

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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