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Rise to Greatness -- Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

Von Drehle, David

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ISBN 10: 080507970X / ISBN 13: 9780805079708
Published by Henry Holt, New York, 2012
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An excellent new account of the challenges faced and met by Abraham Lincoln during "America's most perilous year" -- 1862. This is not an exaggerated claim, and Von Drehle brings it all alive in this gripping historical account. 466 pp. This is an UNREAD copy in AS NEW condition. Bookseller Inventory # 121107

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Title: Rise to Greatness -- Abraham Lincoln and ...

Publisher: Henry Holt, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: B & W Contemporary Photographs

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation's history

As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy―with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield―had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president.

Twelve months later, the Civil War had become a cataclysm but the tide had turned. The Union generals who would win the war had at last emerged, and the Confederate Army had suffered the key losses that would lead to its doom. The blueprint of modern America―an expanding colossus of industrial and financial might―had been indelibly inked. And the man who brought the nation through its darkest hour, Abraham Lincoln, had been forged into a singular leader.

In Rise to Greatness, acclaimed author David Von Drehle has created both a deeply human portrait of America's greatest president and a rich, dramatic narrative about our most fateful year.

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David von Drehle is the author of three previous books, including the award-winning Triangle, a history of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire that The New York Times called "social history at its best." An editor-at-large at Time magazine, he and his family live in Kansas City, Missouri.

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