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Lincoln for president : an unlikely candidate, an audacious strategy, and the victory no one saw coming

Author: Bruce Chadwick
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an overview of the election of 1860 and the administration of President Abraham Lincoln, using a variety of source materials.
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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: Bruce Chadwick
ISBN: 9781402225048 1402225040 9781402244834 1402244835
OCLC Number: 318874902
Description: xviii, 396 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Invading the wigwam. Lincoln enters the ring ; A politician of unwavering ambition ; The relentless little giant ; The Democrats split in two ; A great orator is born ; The underdog rail-splitter versus the firebrand senator ; One last night to steal the nomination ; The birth of the Seceders ; Will the House of Representatives elect the President? --
The presidential campaign of 1860. A great speaker is quiet ; Lincoln, the letter writer ; The wide awakes ; Disdain for the Secessionists ; The keys to victory ; Breck and Bell and give 'em hell ; The Douglas campaign ; The polls never lied ; Down to the wire ; All roads lead to New York ; The eleventh hour ; "Mary, Mary, we have been elected President" ; The inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.
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Provides an overview of the election of 1860 and the administration of President Abraham Lincoln, using a variety of source materials.

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