Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln : Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President

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In a handsome, gift-quality volume celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lincolns birth, Americas top Lincoln historians offer their diverse perspectives on the life and legacy of Americas sixteenth president. Spanning Lincolns life-from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of Americas most troubled historical periods, to his assassination in 1865-these essays, developed from original C-SPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader. Edited by C-SPANs Brian Lamb and Susan Swain, illustrated with Lambs photographs of Lincoln landmarks, and promoted throughout the year on C-SPAN, Abraham Lincoln is a wonderful compendium of information and deeply-informed analysis that deserves a prominent place on every bookshelf.
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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 771.1g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • H
  • 1586486764
  • 9781586486761

About Brian Lamb

Brian Lamb is C-SPAN's chairman and CEO and longtime on-camera interviewer, noted for his "just the facts" style of interviewing. Many of the essays in this book are drawn from Booknotes, Lamb's long-running author-interview program, while others were conducted for C-SPAN's special history series on Lincoln and on the American presidency. Lamb lives in Arlington, Virginia.Susan Swain is President & co-Chief Operating Officer of C-SPAN. For more than twenty-five years, she has been an on-air interviewer for the program. A regular moderator of Washington Journal, she's interviewed hundreds of members of Congress, policy experts, journalists, and several presidents. She lives in Northern Virginia.
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"Kirkus," October 1, 2008
"As the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth approaches, this collection serves as a useful introduction to the startling depth of the Lincoln discussion among scholars during the past decade and a half." "Booklist," October 15, 2008
"This volume's review of the past 15 years of Lincoln authorial effort demonstrates how interpretively vibrant the subject remains" Frank J. Williams, Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and Founding Chair of The Lincoln Forum
"Brian Lamb and Susan Swain, in this latest C-SPAN book containing fifty-five articles about Abraham Lincoln taken from "Booknotes" and other C-SPAN programs, have given us a virtual biography of America's greatest political leader. It is an extraordinary gift to us in the bicentennial year of Lincoln's birth."
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