Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Paperback)

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    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, includingLincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks, published by Johns Hopkins, andThe Inner World of Abraham Lincoln.

    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 America’s 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 America’s sixteenth president.

    In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln’s 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 president’s battles with hostile newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also interprets Lincoln’s 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.

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    ISBN 9781421410586
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
    Format Paperback
    Pages 1034
    Publisher Date 2013-03-11 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 10.25 in
    Wdth 6.75 in
    Thickness 2.0 in
    Unit weight 3.65 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Life
    Number Within Set 2
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Burlingame, Michael
    Country of Origin United States

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