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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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By (author) James M. McPherson

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 23 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195374525
  • ISBN 13: 9780195374520
  • Sales rank: 160,553

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The first short biography of the sixteenth president by America's preeminent Civil War historian, Abraham Lincoln follows the son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks from their Kentucky farm to the Illinois legislature, and finally the nation's capitol. February of 2009 marks the bicentennial of his birth and this book will be a compact, concise history of a man with big ideals and an even larger legacy. James McPherson, our country's foremost historian of the Civil War, authors this attractively packaged book on Lincoln for an audience that would prefer a brief treament rather than David Herbert Donald's 720-page opus, or Michael Burlingame's forthcoming multi-volume work.

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James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He has published numerous volumes on the Civil War, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, Crossroads of Freedom (which was a New York Times bestseller), Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, which won the Lincoln Prize.

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Elegant Financial Times ...this is an excellent account of the immense challenges Lincoln faced and the remarkable skill he brought to his task. Dan Danbom, Rocky Mountain News