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Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography

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In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy to politician and lawyer in Springfield, to his stunning election as sixteenth president of the United States. Students will see how Lincoln grew during his years in office, how he developed a keen aptitude for military strategy and displayed enormous skill in dealing with his generals, and how his war strategy evolved from a desire to preserve the Union to emancipation and total war.

Gienapp shows how Lincoln's early years influenced his skills as commander-in-chief and demonstrates that, throughout the stresses of the war years, Lincoln's basic character shone through: his good will and fundamental decency, his remarkable self-confidence matched with genuine humility, his immunity to the passions and hatreds the war spawned, his extraordinary patience, and his timeless devotion.

A former backwoodsman and country lawyer, Abraham Lincoln rose to become one of our greatest presidents. This biography offers a vivid account of Lincoln's dramatic ascension to the pinnacle of American history.

Synopsis:

'Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America' is a short biography aimed at a general audience, but because of its short length, it will also be suitable for use on college courses in American history. The biography concentrates on Lincoln's years as president, with particular emphasis upon his role in determining the course and outcome of the Civil War.

About the Author

William E. Gienapp is Professor of History at Harvard University. He is the author of the award-winning Origins of the Republican Party, co-author of one of the best-selling college texts for American history, Nation of Nations, and editor of The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Documentary Collection.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. A Son of the Frontier

2. Thwarted Ambition

3. Rise to Power

4. A People's Contest

5. From Limited War to Revolution

6. Midstream

7. To Finish the Task

8. With Malice Toward None

Chronology of Abraham Lincoln

List of Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliographical Essay

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195151008
Author:
Gienapp, William E.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, William E.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Reconstruction
Subject:
History, American | Civil War
Subject:
History, American | Civil War and Reconstruction
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham
Subject:
History, American | Civil War & Reconstruction
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
632
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 illus. and 3 maps
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.26x5.58x.67 in. .65 lbs.

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