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Lincoln A Life of Purpose and Power (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1400096022
ISBN-13: 9781400096022
Sku: 202931472
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  394
Age Range:  NA
 
This original and insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln has already been awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize.
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An original and deeply insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln, already awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize.

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 biography, the highly regarded Oxford University historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln both in his dramatic political journey and in his nation-shaping White House years. Through his groundbreaking research, Carwardine probes the sources of Lincoln’s moral and political philosophy. We see how, while pursuing office, Lincoln drew strength from public opinion and the machinery of his party. We see him, as a wartime president, recognizing the limits as well as the possibilities of power, and the necessity of looking for support beyond his own administration. We see how he turned to the churches, to their humanitarian agencies, and to the volunteer Union Army for allies in his struggle to end slavery.

In illuminating the political talents that went hand in hand with large and serious moral purpose, Carwardine gives us a fresh, important portrait of the incomparable Abraham Lincoln.


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This biographical study of Abraham Lincoln, by a British professor of American history, examines Lincoln's canny grasp of politics and how he used his skills to achieve his moral vision. Half of the book examines Lincoln's rise, as Carwardine provides the context of 19th-century politics and religion, telling how Lincoln appealed to, among others, Evangelical Christians. In the second half, Carwardine shows Lincoln as president, deploying all the machinery of his office and pushing the envelope of presidential power. By the end, Carwardine gives us a man who is more real, more historical, and more religious, and Lincoln comes out even greater than his legend.
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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0394
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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