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Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Paperback)

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    In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of Americaís greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, alon......more

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In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of Americaís greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of Americaís sixteenth president.

In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincolnís presidency and the trials of the Civil War. He supplies fascinating details on the crisis over Fort Sumter and the relentless office seekers who plagued Lincoln. He introduces readers to the presidentís battles with hostile newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also interprets Lincolnís private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd, the untimely death of his son Willie to disease in 1862, and his recurrent anguish over the enormous human costs of the war.

Michael Burlingame is Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield. He is the author or editor of several books about Lincoln, including Lincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks, published by Johns Hopkins, and The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln.

Author:
Burlingame, Michael
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
Audience:
General/trade
Number Within Set:
2
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
1034
Language:
English
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Publish Date:
03/11/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9781421410586
Height:
10.25 in
Wdth:
6.75 in
Thickness:
2.0 in
Unit weight:
3.65 lb
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