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Abraham Lincoln

Author: George S McGovern
Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2009.
Series: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president-the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George S McGovern
ISBN: 9780805083453 0805083456
OCLC Number: 229028942
Description: 184 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Editor's note --
Prologue: Greatness of Lincoln --
1: Humble beginnings --
2: Making of a statesman --
3: Lincoln and the union --
4: Lincoln and the emancipation --
5: Lincoln and total war --
6: Politics in wartime --
7: Rising above the fray: second term --
8: Victory and death --
Epilogue: Nation Lincoln made --
Notes --
Milestones --
Selected bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Responsibility: George McGovern.
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Offers insights into Abraham Lincoln, America's sixteenth president. This book shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted  Read more...

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