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By: David Herbert Donald
Published: ©1995
Pages: 714
Total Copies: 15
Genre: NonfictionWar, Civil | Presidents & Politics | Biographies & Memoirs

Description: In this beautifully rendered and stunningly original portrait of the sixteenth president, Lincoln emerges as both a great leader and an imperfect human being—a vigorous man beset by personal and political troubles who weathered them all to become America’s most revered president. Drawing extensively from Lincoln’s personal papers and from newly discovered records of Lincoln’s legal practice, Donald re-creates the president’s rise from obscurity to the heights of political glory. He explains how this inexperienced and ill-prepared man grew into a chief executive of extraordinary political acumen and moral greatness.

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