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From the Publisher:
David Herbert Donald's Lincoln is a stunningly original portrait of Lincoln's life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln's gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever- expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln's character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union -- in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.
About the Author:
David Herbert Donald is the Charles Warren Professor Emeritus of American History and American Civilization at Harvard University. The author of Lincoln's Herndon, Lincoln Reconsidered, and The Civil War and Reconstruction, he has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for biography: in 1961 for Charles Summer and the Coming of the Civil War, and in 1988 for Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe. He lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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