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Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America : a biography

Author: William E Gienapp
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy, to politician and lawyer in Springfield, to his stunning election as sixteenth president of the United States. We see how Lincoln  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William E Gienapp
ISBN: 0195150996 9780195150995 0195151003 9780195151008
OCLC Number: 47989977
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: A son of the frontier --
Thwarted ambition --
Rise to power --
A people's contest --
From limited war to revolution --
Midstream --
To finish the task --
With malice toward none --
Chronology of Abraham Lincoln.
Responsibility: William E. Gienapp.
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Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America is a short biography aimed at a general audience, but because of its short length, it will also be suitable for use on college courses in American history. The  Read more...


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