The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln
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The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln's excruciating, yet highly productive, midlife crisis; his woeful marriage to a dishonest woman who often embarrassed and sometimes physically abused him; his intense estrangement from a shiftless father; his streak of cruelty; his explosive temper; and his aversion to women are among the topics covered by Michael Burlingame in The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Based primarily on long-neglected manuscript and newspaper sources - especially on reminiscences of people who knew Lincoln - this psychobiography casts new light on the emotional origins of Lincoln's deep hatred of slavery, on his transformation from a party hack to a statesman, on his relations with his family, on the causes of his depressions, and on the roots of his ambition. Burlingame uses a blend of Freudian and Jungian theory to interpret the psyche of the sixteenth president.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252066677
  • 9780252066672
  • 937,585

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"Readers will gain fresh insights into the personality of the greatest -- and saddest -- of American presidents." -- Richard N. Current, author of The Lincoln Nobody Knowsshow more

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