Lincoln: a life of purpose and power
As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. This extraordinary biography by one of the most highly regarded historians on the subject examines Lincoln both as a rising politician and as president.
While pursuing office, Lincoln drew strength from public opinion and from the machinery of his party. As a wartime president, he recognized the limits as well as the possibilities of power. In his struggle to end slavery, he found allies in the churches, their humanitarian agencies, and the volunteer Union Army.
In illuminating the political talents that went hand in hand with a large and serious moral purpose, Carwardine gives us a fresh, important portrait of the incomparable Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865
Politics and government
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865
Level 12.7, 30 Points
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As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb, prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln's dramatic political journey, from his early years in the Illinois legislature to his nation-shaping years in the White House. Here, Carwardine combines a new perspective with a compelling narrative to deliver a fresh look at one of the pillars of American politics. He probes the sources of Lincoln's moral and political philosophy and uses his groundbreaking research to cut through the myth and expose the man behind it.
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000255328|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2006.|xv, 394 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm., overdrive:138c13a0-b540-4441-845e-fbadfd24f20b|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing||, overdrive:2a1df0c2-5ec1-4e81-b30c-a67fa9437527|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2007||
|subject_facet||Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865, United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861, United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865|
|title_display||Lincoln : a life of purpose and power|
|title_full||Lincoln : a life of purpose and power / Richard Carwardine, Lincoln A Life of Purpose and Power|
|title_sub||a life of purpose and power|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, History, Lincoln, Abraham, Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government, Presidents|