Stephen A. Douglas
- Paperback | 1008 pages
- 152.4 x 226.8 x 43.7mm | 1,194.35g
- 01 Apr 1997
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
Back cover copy
For the quarter-century before 1860, Stephen A. Douglas was the dominant figure on the American political scene, far outshadowing Abraham Lincoln. This first paperback edition of Robert Johannsen's authoritative biography includes a new preface.
"At once a work of enormous scholarship and of deep insight. Here, for the first time, is the full story of a great career, told with such skill that we can now understand why Abraham Lincoln found the 'Little Giant' the most formidable political rival he ever faced." -- David H. Donald, author of Lincoln and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.