Abraham Lincoln : A Life (Volume 1)

Abraham Lincoln : A Life (Volume 1)

Description

In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce our current understanding of America's sixteenth president.

Volume 1 covers Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s. In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln's life during his presidency and the Civil War, narrating in fascinating detail the crisis over Fort Sumter and Lincoln's own battles with relentless office seekers, hostile newspaper editors, and incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also offers new interpretations of Lincoln's private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd and the untimely deaths of two sons to disease.

But through it all-his difficult childhood, his contentious political career, a fratricidal war, and tragic personal losses-Lincoln preserved a keen sense of humor and acquired a psychological maturity that proved to be the North's most valuable asset in winning the Civil War.

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this landmark publication establishes Burlingame as the most assiduous Lincoln biographer of recent memory and brings Lincoln alive to modern readers as never before.


Download Abraham Lincoln : A Life (Volume 1) (9781421409733).pdf, available at lapak-saya.xyz for free.

Details

Author(s)
Michael Burlingame
Format
Paperback | 960 pages
Dimensions
178 x 254 x 39mm | 1,497g
Publication date
01 Apr 2013
Publisher
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Baltimore, MD, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
32 Halftones, black and white
ISBN10
1421409739
ISBN13
9781421409733
Bestsellers rank
363,797