Abraham Lincoln: pocket GIANTS
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Abraham Lincoln: pocket GIANTS

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The President who `freed' the slaves and held the Union together in the face of the slaveholding South's bid to create a separate Confederacy. The teller of ribald stories, and the author of the most sublime speeches in the English language. A clever, complex, secretive man who rose from frontier obscurity to become the central figure at the moment when the United States of America came close to disintegration. Was Lincoln the `Great Emancipator', whose wartime leadership helped free four million enslaved people? Or was he a nationalist who jumped late on the antislavery bandwagon? Was his intransigence the cause of much bloodshed? Or was he a pragmatist whose leadership minimised the destruction of the war?. This concise biography situates Lincoln in his time and place. A very human figure who, after his assassination by a leading Shakespearean actor, was turned into an icon.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752497758
  • 9780752497754
  • 1,150,083

About Adam I. P. Smith

Adam I. P. Smith is the author of "The American Civil War" and" No Party Now."show more

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