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FREEDOM: [029]**{FIRST EDITION ~ AS NEW ~ UNREAD & UNOPENED}**[029]

SAFIRE, WILLIAM: 2nd Novel by the PULITZER PRIZE Winning Journalist

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ISBN 10: 038515903X / ISBN 13: 9780385159036
Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, U.S.A., 1987
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Fully Bound in Light BLUE Cloth with BRIGHT Gold Spine Lettering and Facsimile Signature. RED Headband. End Paper MAPS by Raphael Palacios. Listed, CIP (Cataloging in Publication) Number: 86-29254. Stated, "Printed in the United States of America" and "FIRST EDITION". FIRST PRINTING w/o Number Line. Spine is Tight & Crisp. Boards are Flat & True; the Corners are Square w/o Bumps. No Wear Marks on Edges. Pages are Clear, Clean, Unmarked and Bright White. No Marks. No Underlining. No Wrinkles or Creases. Not a REMAINDER. Not EX-LIB. Not BCE. Pictorial Dust Jacket is not Price Clipped listing $24.95, PDC (Publication Date Code): 0887, ISBN-10: 0-385-15903-X. This PRISTINE FIRST EDITION will make a WELCOMED and VALUED addition to your WILLIAM SAFIRE Collection. ENJOY! Read it. IT IS VERY GOOD! This is a GIFT QUALITY, COLLECTABLE, INVESTMENT COPY! ***THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK*** This 3.75Lbs Book WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. Postage determined by Ship To Address. PLEASE SEE OUR COLLECTION FOR ADDITIONAL TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR. [029]. Bookseller Inventory # 000641

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Title: FREEDOM: [029]**{FIRST EDITION ~ AS NEW ~ ...

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Dust Jacket Design: Paul Bacon; Maps: Raphael Palacios

Book Condition:AS NEW ~ UNREAD & UNOPENED

Dust Jacket Condition: AS NEW w/Brodart Mylar Cover

Signed: NOT SIGNED

Edition: 1st Edition "STATED"

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From the war-room of the White House to Washington's drawing rooms, from the bloody battlefields of Shiloh and Antietam to the battleships Monitor and Merrimack, the drama, the passions and the characters of the Civil War leap to life in a monumental bestseller from one of today's Washington insiders, William Safire. HC: Doubleday.

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Do national security concerns supersede guarantees of individual liberty? Does strict adherence to the principles of freedom prevent a free government from defending itself effectively? Does the minority have the right to dissolve a democracy? Was the Civil War inevitable, given the fundamental split over slavery, or was it brought on by a combination of well-meaning and greedy Northerners who wanted to dominate the South? Can a majority rule over a subjugated minority and remain a democracy? These are among the vital, timeless issues that Safire deftly grapples with in a prodigious, 1152-page work that is more history than fiction. That he succeeds in relaying the confusion, anguish and excitement of this critical period in American historythe 20 months from Lincoln's assumption of the presidency to the signing of his Emancipation Proclamationis a measure of his supple writing style and dedication to veracity. With its analysis of intricate legal, political and military issues, this is demanding fiction, but so assiduously documented that it will interest Civil War tyros and scholars as well as buffs. Safire censures Lincoln as a leader who "as the war went on . . . grew more easy with the use of dictatorial power." He also emerges here as shrewd, manipulative, depressed, stubborn, determined to preserve the Union and majority rule at all costs, a ruthless president who conducted a purposely bloody war. His gradual turnabout from a policy of tolerating slavery where it existed to the bold emancipation of slaves in rebel states, as a strategy to sustain the fighting spirit of the North, is carefully chronicled. In a 130-page "underbook," Safire separates fact from fiction and keenly judges various historical controversies: Was McClellan an overly cautious general, or was he acting according to his dovish Democratic political conscience? Safire vivifies the complexities and paradoxes of the era through such real-life characters as border-staters Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland, a well-connected pamphleteer, and John Breckinridge, a former vice-president and Kentucky senator turned Confederate general, whose family epitomized the fratricidal war. The Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times columnist is also adept at depicting gripping battle scenes, the vicissitudes of politics and the fierce jockeying for supremacy among Lincoln's cabinet members, between the president and the military, the different branches of government and factions of the Republican party. The intimacies here are basically political; Safire contrives a few fictional romances, but they are sops to the genre, providing a prism through which to examine the characters or "hatracks" on which to hang information. Photos not seen by PW. Major ad/promo; BOMC main selection.
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