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Publisher Comments:

This biography of the sixteenth president explores Lincoln's life and political career along with insights into his philosophy, religious views, and moral character.

Review:

"Guelzo's is quite simply the best book on Lincoln to be published in a generation. It treats every aspect of its subject's public and private life with intelligence and penetration (its portrait of the tortured courtship and marriage of Lincoln and the mercurial Mary Todd is among the most nuanced and discerning ? and is certainly the most trenchant ? I've read), but this is primarily a study of Lincoln's ideas and outlook." Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic review)

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"It is a testament to the strength of Redeemer President that the matters it addresses resist easy summary. The value of the book itself, however, is easy enough to state: Out of the countless volumes written about our 16th president, it ranks quite simply among the best." Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Guelzo's book, the first true intellectual biography of the man the author calls America's 'redeemer president,' ranks among the most significant half-dozen studies of Lincoln during a remarkable decade of scholarship." Choice

Review:

"Seldom has the complex connection between Lincoln's predispositions and Lincoln's achievements been more insightfully studied than in Allen Guelzo's superb book." The Weekly Standard

Review:

"This rich and subtle study of Lincoln?s intellectual life well deserves to have received the prestigious Lincoln Prize; it is superb." Wilson Quarterly

Review:

"This is a thoughtful, engaging, and provocative book that will enlighten both Civil War specialists and students of American history." The Historian

Review:

"This book deserves its rightful place among other exemplary Lincoln biographies." The Journal of Southern History

Synopsis:

Since its publication little more than three years ago, "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President" has garnered numerous accolades, not least the prestigious 2000 Lincoln Prize. Allen Guelzo's peerless biography of America's most celebrated president is now available for the first time in a fine paperback edition.

The first "intellectual biography" of Lincoln, this work explores the role of ideas in Lincoln's life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the nineteenth-century debates over politics, religion, and culture. Written with passion and dramatic impact, Guelzo's masterful study offers a revealing new perspective on a man whose life was in many ways a paradox. As journalist Richard N. Ostling notes, "Much has been written about Lincoln's belief and disbelief, " but Guelzo's extraordinary account "goes deeper."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802842930
Author:
Guelzo, Allen C.
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Creator:
Allen C. Guelzo
Author:
Allen C. Guelzo
Location:
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Bibliography.Includes index.
Series:
Library of Religious Biography
Series Volume:
4425-4426
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
516
Dimensions:
9.14x6.28x1.16 in. 1.54 lbs.

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Product details 516 pages Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company - English 9780802842930 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Guelzo's is quite simply the best book on Lincoln to be published in a generation. It treats every aspect of its subject's public and private life with intelligence and penetration (its portrait of the tortured courtship and marriage of Lincoln and the mercurial Mary Todd is among the most nuanced and discerning ? and is certainly the most trenchant ? I've read), but this is primarily a study of Lincoln's ideas and outlook." (read the entire Atlantic review)
"Review" by , "It is a testament to the strength of Redeemer President that the matters it addresses resist easy summary. The value of the book itself, however, is easy enough to state: Out of the countless volumes written about our 16th president, it ranks quite simply among the best."
"Review" by , "Guelzo's book, the first true intellectual biography of the man the author calls America's 'redeemer president,' ranks among the most significant half-dozen studies of Lincoln during a remarkable decade of scholarship."
"Review" by , "Seldom has the complex connection between Lincoln's predispositions and Lincoln's achievements been more insightfully studied than in Allen Guelzo's superb book."
"Review" by , "This rich and subtle study of Lincoln?s intellectual life well deserves to have received the prestigious Lincoln Prize; it is superb." Wilson Quarterly
"Review" by , "This is a thoughtful, engaging, and provocative book that will enlighten both Civil War specialists and students of American history."
"Review" by , "This book deserves its rightful place among other exemplary Lincoln biographies."
"Synopsis" by , Since its publication little more than three years ago, "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President" has garnered numerous accolades, not least the prestigious 2000 Lincoln Prize. Allen Guelzo's peerless biography of America's most celebrated president is now available for the first time in a fine paperback edition.

The first "intellectual biography" of Lincoln, this work explores the role of ideas in Lincoln's life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the nineteenth-century debates over politics, religion, and culture. Written with passion and dramatic impact, Guelzo's masterful study offers a revealing new perspective on a man whose life was in many ways a paradox. As journalist Richard N. Ostling notes, "Much has been written about Lincoln's belief and disbelief, " but Guelzo's extraordinary account "goes deeper."

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