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Abraham Lincoln: The 16th President 1861-1865 (The American President Series)

Author: McGovern, George

Publisher: Times Books

Format:Hardcover
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Abraham Lincoln: The 16th President 1861-1865 (The American President Series) : Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president - the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated the awesome responsibilities that come with it. George S. McGovern - a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training - offers his unique insight into our sixteenth president. He shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted his sights and transformed the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade. McGovern's account reminds us why we hold Lincoln in such esteem and why he remains the standard by which all of his successors are measured.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Presidents & Heads of State
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780805083453
ISBN 10:0805083456
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:184
Size:8.93" l x 5.83" w x 0.90" h
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