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Abraham Lincoln. Volume one : a life

Author: Michael Burlingame
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Burlingame
ISBN: 9780801889936 0801889936
OCLC Number: 793115050
Description: xiii, 942 pages [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: "I have seen a good deal of the back side of this world": Childhood in Kentucky (1809-1816) --
"I used to be a slave": boyhood and adolescence in Indiana (1816-1830) --
"Separated from his father, he studied English grammar": New Salem (1831-1834) --
"A Napoleon of astuteness and political finesse": frontier legislator (1834-1837) --
"We must fight the devil with fire": Slasher-Gaff politico in Springfield (1837-1841) --
"It would just kill me to marry Mary Todd": courtship and marriage (1840-1842) --
"I have got the preacher by the balls": pursuing a seat in Congress (1843-1847) --
"A strong but judicious enemy to slavery": Congressman Lincoln (1847-1849) --
"I was losing interest in politics and went to the practice of law with greater earnestness than ever before": midlife crisis (1849-1854) --
"Aroused as he had never been before": reentering politics, (1854-1855) --
"Unite with us, and help us to triumph": building the Illinois Republican Party (1855-1857) --
"A house divided": Lincoln vs. Douglas (1857-1858) --
"A David greater than the Democratic Goliath": The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858) --
That presidential grub gnaws deep: pursuing the Republican nomination (1859-1860) --
"The most available presidential candidate for unadulterated Republicans": The Chicago Convention (May 1860) --
"I have been elected mainly on the cry 'honest old Abe'": the presidential campaign (May-November 1860) --
"I will suffer death before I will consent to any concession or compromise": President-elect in Springfield, 1860-1861 --
"What if I appoint Cameron, whose very name stinks in the nostrils of the people for his corruption?": cabinet-making in Springfield, 1860-1861.
Responsibility: Michael Burlingame.

Abstract:

In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America's sixteenth president. Volume 1 covers Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s.

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