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Stephen A. Douglas

Author: Robert W Johannsen
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : Illini books edView all editions and formats
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BIOG Johannsen's 1983 biography won the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. Though most know Douglas for his famous debates with Abraham Lincoln, Johannsen reveals him to be one of the most powerful and formidable politicians of his time. This edition contains a new introduction.-
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stephen A Douglas; Stephen A Douglas
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Johannsen
ISBN: 0252066359 9780252066351
OCLC Number: 35741432
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1973. With new pref.
Description: xiv, 993 pages : map ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Robert W. Johannsen.

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BIOG Johannsen's 1983 biography won the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. Though most know Douglas for his famous debates with Abraham Lincoln, Johannsen reveals him to be one of the most powerful and formidable politicians of his time. This edition contains a new introduction.-

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