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Lincoln : the biography of a writer

Author: Fred Kaplan
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the literary life of the sixteenth president explores the ways in which his views were shaped by classic literature and how he used language as a vehicle for complex ideas and an instrument of change in both political and personal arenas.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Kaplan
ISBN: 9780060773342 0060773340
OCLC Number: 175286358
Description: viii, 406 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "All the books he could lay his hands on," 1809-1825 --
Shakespeare, 1825-1834 --
Burns, Byrons, and love letters, 1834-1837 --
"How miserably things seem to be arranged," 1837-1842 --
"Were I president," 1842-1849 --
"Honest seeking, " 1849-1854 --
"The current of events," 1855-1861 --
The master of language and the presidency, 1861-1865.
Responsibility: Fred Kaplan.
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An analysis of the literary life of the sixteenth president explores the ways in which his views were shaped by classic literature and how he used language as a vehicle for complex ideas and an instrument of change in both political and personal arenas.

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