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Lincoln and the Civil War (Concise Lincoln Library)

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In Lincoln and the Civil War, Michael Burlingame explores the experiences and qualities that made Abraham Lincoln one of America’s most revered leaders. This volume provides an illuminating overview of the entirety of the Civil War and Lincoln’s administration, focusing on the ways in which Lincoln’s unique combination of psychological maturity, steely determination, and p ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Southern Illinois University Press
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I read this for a history class in school. It pretty clearly lays out the reasons behind the civil war, and Lincoln's motivations for doing everything that he did. I know a lot more now than I did before I read this.
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Michael Burlingame is the author of THE INNER WORLD OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1994) and the editor of a dozen books of Lincoln primary resource materials. He taught history at Connecticut College in New London for 33 years, retiring in 2001 to devote full time to ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A LIFE. That work is based on extensive research in manuscripts, newspapers, and public records, many of them overlooked or ...more
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