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Lincoln - David Herbert Donald
Lincoln
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David Herbert Donald's Lincoln is a stunningly original portrait of Lincoln's life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln's gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever- expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided... show more
David Herbert Donald's Lincoln is a stunningly original portrait of Lincoln's life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln's gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever- expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln's character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union -- in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684825359 (068482535X)
ASIN: 068482535X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Lincoln
Ever since historians have been polled to rank United States Presidents, Abraham Lincoln has consistently landed in the top three; many consider him our greatest president. Which is not to say Lincoln doesn't have strong detractors. Many of my politically inclined friends have attacked him left and ...
The Word Warehouse
The Word Warehouse rated it
4.0
The author certainly did his homework as evidenced by all the pages of notes but I thought leaned a bit too much on the political issues of the day. Certainly this is important, but I would have liked to hear more about the character and personality of Honest Abe. Still a fine portrait of a remarkab...
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