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Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856

Autor: Blumenthal, Sidney

Editorial: Simon & Schuster

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Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856 : Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party.

In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War.

Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois, and he finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Now, in Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency.

The Washington Monthly hailed Blumenthal’s Volume I as, "splendid . . . no one can come away from reading A Self-Made Man without eagerly anticipating the ensuing volumes." Now, in one of the greatest American success stories, Wrestling With His Angel brings Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes control of the nation’s most profound spiritual crisis - slavery - and enters the battle for the nation’s soul. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


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Biografía y Autobiografía   Historical
Biografía y Autobiografía   Presidents & Heads of State
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9781501153785
ISBN 10:1501153781
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:581
Tamaño:9.58" l x 6.67" w x 1.69" h
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