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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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

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About the author (2008)

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.

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