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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

Author: Drehle, David Von

Publisher: Picador

Format:Paperback
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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year :

The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation's history.

As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy - with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield - had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president. Twelve months later, the Civil War had become a cataclysm but the tide had turned. The Union generals who would win the war had at last emerged, and the Confederate Army had suffered the key losses that would lead to its doom. The blueprint of modern America - an expanding colossus of industrial and financial might - had been indelibly inked. And the man who brought the nation through its darkest hour, Abraham Lincoln, had been forged into a singular leader.

In Rise to Greatness, acclaimed author David Von Drehle has created both a deeply human portrait of America's greatest president and a rich, dramatic narrative about our most fateful year.


Category   Subject
Political Science   Government
Biography & Autobiography   Historical
History & Geography   United States - Civil War

ISBN 13:9781250037800
ISBN 10:1250037808
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:466
Size:9.27" l x 6.11" w x 0.93" h
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