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Unlike many biographies of Abraham Lincoln, which have concentrated on particular aspects of his life, his politics, his writings, his personal life ...Show synopsisUnlike many biographies of Abraham Lincoln, which have concentrated on particular aspects of his life, his politics, his writings, his personal life or background, this book is presented as a detailed, definitive biography which draws together all the strands of the politician's life, and includes much new material. Lincoln emerges from it as a fascinating personality, an intensely political, tormented, yet deeply attractive figure. The author, David Herbert Donald, is an authority on Lincoln and the winner of two Pulitzer prizes for biography.Hide synopsis
Lincoln (Pimlico) – Paperback (1996)
David Herbert Donald
Paperback, Pimlico 1996
New edition. New edition.
ISBN: 071267330X ISBN-13: 9780712673303
Abraham Lincoln put an end to slavery, won the Civil War and saved the Union from splitting in two. Despite this achievement, however, he never sought fame. This biography presents a portrait of a man both flawed and intensely human.Abraham Lincoln put an end to slavery, won the Civil War and saved the Union from splitting in two. Despite this achievement, however, he never sought fame. This biography presents a portrait of a man both flawed and intensely human.Hide
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 720 p. 32pp b&w plates, 5 maps.
This is a well-researched, well-written book; and the only one I can find at this time that documents Lincoln's concern that the slaves have a way of returning to Africa, if they so desired to go. This piece of history is usually left out of Lincoln's biographies.
I recommend this book to anyone who ...
In the first edition of this book Donald wrote that Lincoln's mother died of a milk born
disease called brucellosis. Actually the disease was milk sickness caused by drinking
milk contaminated from cows eating the white snakeroot plant. The actual compound
was determined to be tremetol named after the ...
The similarities in the support and opposition in Lincolns presidential years and that for Obama are a bit scary. Neither wanted to change the course of history, vis Emancipation and Health Care, but somehow it happened as personal belief
and external politics became major factors in their their ...
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