Lincoln's Preparation for Greatness

Lincoln's Preparation for Greatness : THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE YEARS

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 137.2 x 207.5 x 25.4mm | 477.74g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0252002032
  • 9780252002038
  • 2,034,848

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This is a study of Lincoln's eight years in the Illinois House of Representatives. It is a portrait of his learning politics, becoming skillful in the field, measuring up to stiff competition and probably gaining a great deal of that self-confidence which served him well in later years.show more

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"A distinctive and major contribution to the Lincoln story and the Middle Period in American history." -- Ronald D. Rietveld, Illinois Historical Journalshow more

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