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Lincoln : a life of purpose and power

Author: Richard Carwardine
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Carwardine
ISBN: 9781400096022 1400096022
OCLC Number: 77553966
Notes: Originally published: London : Pearson Education, 2003.
Description: xv, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Inner power : Lincoln's ambition and political vision, 1809-54 --
2. The power of opinion : Lincoln : the Illinois public and the new political order, 1854-58 --
3. The power of party : winning the presidency, 1858-60 --
4. Confronting the limits of power : from president-elect to war president, 1860-61 --
5. The purposes of power : evolving objectives, 1861-65 --
6. The instruments of power : coercion and voluntary mobilization, 1861-65 --
7. The potency of death --
Chronology of Lincoln's life.
Responsibility: Richard Carwardine.

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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.

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