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Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Ideals of Our Greatest President

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In this reasoned argument against the prevailing orthodoxies of the right, left, and center, Krannawitter takes on all of Lincoln's detractors and reasserts his contemporary relevance. A heady mix of narrative history and political insights, Vindicating Lincoln reveals a man whose political and moral example sets him apart as the greatest President of the United States of ...more
Hardcover, 355 pages
Published June 27th 2008 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Dick
May 20, 2011 Dick rated it it was amazing
This is probably the 4th or 5th book that I have rated with 5 stars. The many authors who seek to discredit Lincoln, or his views on many issues - and are guilty of revisionist history at best and pure unadulterated lying . . . are factually refuted in this book.

One by one the author takes the issues, goes to the sources and repudiates them all.

To me there seems to be a group - united . . . not likely - who are way right libertarians, far left politically correct folks, unreconstructed confedera
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Jun 17, 2012 Connie rated it really liked it


I started this book last spring and finished after seeing the new 'Lincoln' film last week. Meticulous research often means tedious reading, but I appreciated even more the reflection if the hard questions of the day and how that translates to our hard questions today. How do we wish to be governed as a free people, equal under the law.
Ben
Jan 04, 2013 Ben rated it really liked it
Ever heard the unfounded criticisms of Lincoln as a racist / tyrant, etc.? This is the handiest volume of carefully crafted responses. For a good narrative background, I also recommend Lewis Lehrman's _Lincoln at Peoria_.
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Mar 26, 2009 Chris rated it it was amazing
This reminds us why Lincoln matters--excellent book!
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