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In this beautifully designed volume, America’s top Lincoln historians offer a diverse array of 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 ...

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Overview

In this beautifully designed volume, America’s top Lincoln historians offer a diverse array of 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. Extras include a timeline of Lincoln’s life, brief biographies of the 56 contributors, and Lincoln’s most famous speeches.

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  • 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)

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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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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Well done compendium of quotes and stories defining Abe Lincoln

    I received as a gift and was less than thrilled because I thought it was just another "review" of Lincoln. I was wrong! It is a complete compilation from writings done over many years about Lincoln. Many perspectives are given and great stories and quotes. This gives a well rounded look at Lincoln the man and polititian. Compelling.

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