714 pp. 8vo. Pulitzer Prize winner. Several pages of photographs. Lincoln Prize winner. "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."
Keywords: ABRAHAM LINCOLN BIOGRAPHY AMERICAN HISTORY PRESIDENTIAL AMERICAN PRESIDENTS CIVIL WAR 19TH CENTURY
Front endpaper/page ridge edge has a few smudges. Simon & Schuster, 1995. 3rd Printing. Very Good/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2183725)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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