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Lincoln A Life of Purpose and Power (Hardcover)

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Lincoln Carwardine, Richard J. 1 of 1

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1400044561
ISBN-13: 9781400044566
Sku: 31216703
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.5T
Pages:  416
Age Range:  NA
This original and insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln has already been awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize.
From the Publisher:
A British scholar offers an original, incisive portrait of America's sixteenth president that follows Lincoln's life, career, and political savvy during his rise to political power and his seminal years in the White House, arguing that he looked beyond the political system to find support in his struggle to end slavery. Winner of the Lincoln Prize.
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.


London Review of Books
"[O]ffers an insightful, judicious and in some ways original study of Lincoln's power." - Eric Foner 10/23/2003

Publishers Weekly
"Carwardine' is not only analytical and smart, it's also delightfully readable--and it will surely emerge as one of the most important Lincoln books to be published this decade." 11/21/2005

"...Carwardine provides a...comprehensive study of how an essentially good man could gain and wield power, even in scoundrel time....[A]n illuminating and thoroughly intelligent assessment of Lincoln the politician...." - Kevin Baker 02/19/2006

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0416
Product attributePublisher:   Knopf Publishing Group
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