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Reelecting Lincoln: The Battle for the 1864 Presidency

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John Waugh combines corroborative detail and anecdotal material that not only make compelling reading but also put the pivotal presidential election of 1864 in its proper context in the history of American politics. Drawing from primary sources, reminiscences, memoirs, autobiographies, letters, newspaper, and periodicals, he clearly evokes the drama of a political reporter ...more
Hardcover, 452 pages
Published January 20th 1998 by Crown
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Kinksrock
Jan 19, 2016 Kinksrock rated it really liked it
This book reminds us that, although we have made Lincoln an icon, he was a man, and, in particular, he was a man who was a politician. Golden rays of light did not come down from the heavens and make him our president. People had to fight and work and manipulate to get him where he was . . . twice!

Even though I have read many books about Lincoln, I never realized that the 1864 election was such a hard-fought battle. Many thought he was going to lose. Many (especially the "Radical" Republicans) t
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Glenn Robinson
Jun 02, 2013 Glenn Robinson rated it really liked it
Fascinating recount of the 1864 Elections. How to campaign while war was going on, when the lead candidate generally did not campaign? President Lincoln's main opponent was General McClellan, who lived up to his reputation of not being able to execute a campaign. Many wanted McClellan to win in order to end the war, others wanted Lincoln in order for other reasons.
Scott Sedar
Aug 10, 2012 Scott Sedar rated it really liked it
This is a tremendously interesting book because it examines so many different sides to an election, especially one taking place during a Civil War.
Truly, I enjoyed every page.
Dawn Gessner
Jan 26, 2014 Dawn Gessner rated it really liked it
Learned some interesting things about this election and about Lincoln
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I have owned this book for a long time, but I only picked it up as the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's reelection was marked. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain some valuable insight into the remarkable events of 1864, which proved that a great nation, even in the midst of civil war, can maintain its principles and carry itself through to a brighter future.
Mark
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A very good in-depth book about 19th century politics. Nothing has changed in 150 years. It shows the depths that men will go to and do to have their ideas and beliefs shoved to the forefront of one of the most important elections of this country. I highly reccomend it for those who like political books and those who are fans of Abraham Lincoln.
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Believe it or not, I learned some new things about Lincoln and the political workings of his presidency from this book. I liked the excerpts from the diaries of notable people of the time particularly. It is obviously well researched. It would be an excellent read for anyone interested in Lincolniana, the history of the 19th century, or politics.
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Great book, well written by my brotherin-law.
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I'm a journalist turned historical reporter:

1956–1973, staff correspondent and bureau chief on The Christian Science Monitor. Honors included the American Bar Association’s 1972 Silver Gavel Award for the best national reporting, for a series on American prisons.
1973–1976, media specialist on the staff of Republican Vice President Nelson Rockefeller of New York.
1983–1988, p
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