Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President

Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President

by Brian Lamb, C-SPAN, Susan Swain
     
 

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In a handsome, gift-quality volume celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, America’s top Lincoln historians offer their diverse perspectives on the life and legacy of America’s sixteenth president. Spanning Lincoln’s life—from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of America’s

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In a handsome, gift-quality volume celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, America’s top Lincoln historians offer their diverse perspectives on the life and legacy of America’s sixteenth president. Spanning Lincoln’s life—from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of America’s most troubled historical periods, to his assassination in 1865—these essays, developed from original C-SPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader.

Edited by C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb and Susan Swain, illustrated with Lamb’s photographs of Lincoln landmarks, and promoted throughout the year on C-SPAN, Abraham Lincoln is a wonderful compendium of information and deeply-informed analysis that deserves a prominent place on every bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586486761
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Lamb is C-SPAN’s chairman and CEO and longtime on-camera interviewer, noted for his “just the facts” style of interviewing. Many of the essays in this book are drawn from Booknotes, Lamb’s long-running author-interview program, while others were conducted for C-SPAN’s special history series on Lincoln and on the American presidency. Lamb lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Susan Swain is President & co-Chief Operating Officer of C-SPAN. For more than twenty-five years, she has been an on-air interviewer for the program. A regular moderator of Washington Journal, she’s interviewed hundreds of members of Congress, policy experts, journalists, and several presidents. She lives in Northern Virginia.

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