Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era

Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era

by David Herbert Donald
     
 

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David Herbert Donald, Lincoln biographer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has revised and updated his classic and influential book on Lincoln and the era he dominated.

When Lincoln Reconsidered was first published it ushered in the process of rethinking the Civil War that continues to this day. In the third edition, David provides two important new…  See more details below

Overview

David Herbert Donald, Lincoln biographer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has revised and updated his classic and influential book on Lincoln and the era he dominated.

When Lincoln Reconsidered was first published it ushered in the process of rethinking the Civil War that continues to this day. In the third edition, David provides two important new essays, on Lincoln's patchy education—which we find was more extensive than even the great man realized—and on Lincoln's complex and conflicted relationship to the rule of law. Together with a new preface and a thoroughly updated bibliographical essay, Lincoln Reconsidered will continue to be a touchstone of Lincoln scholarship for decades to come.

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“A common sense, witty, and erudite analysis.”–The Atlantic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394701905
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/12/1961

Meet the Author

David Donald is the author of many books on the Civil War era, including the classic text The Civil War and Reconstruction, written in collaboration with J. G. Randall, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, as well as the biography Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
October 1, 1920
Place of Birth:
Goodman, Mississippi
Education:
Holmes Junior College, Millsaps College, 1941; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1942, 1946

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