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Abe : Abraham Lincoln in his times

Author: David S Reynolds
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"ABE is a cultural biography of Abraham Lincoln, following Lincoln's monumental life from cradle to grave while weaving a narrative that includes Lincoln's cultural influences and the nation-wide and regional cultural trends and moods and happenings of his day, and how Lincoln both shaped and was shaped by his America. The music, humor, literature, and fashions of the time and their impact on Lincoln's life are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, David S., 1948-
Abe.
New York : Penguin Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019047288
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Reynolds
ISBN: 9781594206047 159420604X
OCLC Number: 1127067670
Description: xx, 1066 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The Lincoln tree --
Child of the frontier --
Foundations of presidential character --
The powers of nature --
The school of events --
Turmoil and sensations --
Law and culture --
Economy and politics --
Antislavery emergence --
The isms and the woolly horse --
The Springfield family --
The house divided and the Lincoln-Douglas debates --
Blondin, Barnum, and B'hoys --
Challenging session --
The higher laws of war --
The Lincoln White House --
"O Captain!" --
Commander in chief --
Forging cultural unity --
Politics, race, and the culture wars --
Democratic eloquence --
Union, tragedy, and legacy.
Responsibility: David S. Reynolds.

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"ABE is a cultural biography of Abraham Lincoln, following Lincoln's monumental life from cradle to grave while weaving a narrative that includes Lincoln's cultural influences and the nation-wide and regional cultural trends and moods and happenings of his day, and how Lincoln both shaped and was shaped by his America. The music, humor, literature, and fashions of the time and their impact on Lincoln's life are explored as well, and analysis of other important figures such as Lincoln's wife, his assassin, his professional partners, etc., also draw on this culturally focused style"--

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