Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream--and How We Can Do It Again by Rich Lowry, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream---And How We Can Do It Again

Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream---And How We Can Do It Again

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Lincoln Unbound is a thoughtful mix of history and politics from Rich Lowry, the New York Times bestselling author and editor of National Review, which traces Abraham Lincoln’s ambitious climb from provincial upstart to political powerhouse.

Revered across the political spectrum, President Lincoln believed in a small but

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Lincoln Unbound is a thoughtful mix of history and politics from Rich Lowry, the New York Times bestselling author and editor of National Review, which traces Abraham Lincoln’s ambitious climb from provincial upstart to political powerhouse.

Revered across the political spectrum, President Lincoln believed in a small but active government in a nation defined by aspiration. He embraced the market and the amazing transportation and communications revolutions beginning to take hold. He helped give birth to the modern industrial economy.

Abraham Lincoln’s vision of an upwardly mobile society that rewards and supports individual striving was wondrously realized. Now, it is under threat. To meet these challenges, conservative columnist Rich Lowry draws us back to the lessons of Lincoln. It is imperative, he argues, to preserve a fluid economy that makes it possible for individuals to thrive and live the American dream.

Editorial Reviews

Charles Krauthammer
“A gem: powerfully argued, beautifully written, and both politically and historically illuminating. Lowry makes an impassioned case for a contemporary Republican renewal on truly Lincolnian lines.”
Paul Ryan
“In this important book, Rich Lowry explains how the president’s opposition to slavery was closely intertwined with his belief in economic freedom. Lowry’s book reminds us that the ultimate basis for economic freedom is moral: It honors the dignity owed to every person, regardless of skin color or social condition.”
William Kristol
“We live today, Rich Lowry writes, in a ‘Lincolnian republic.’ Lowry explains what that means through a fascinating exploration of some of the less well known aspects of LIncoln’s life and thought. In recapturing the ‘essential Lincoln,’ Lowry helps us think about what’s essential to the promise of America.”
Michael Burlingame
“In this briskly written, persuasive study, Rich Lowry rescues Lincoln from misguided attempts to portray him as a proto-progressive.”
Bill Bennett
“This book is essential for understanding why Lincoln’s convictions and ambitions are vitally relevant for conservatives today.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062123800
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
722,107
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Rich Lowry was named editor of National Review in 1997. He is a syndicated columnist and a commentator for the Fox News Channel. He writes for Politico and Time magazine, and often appears on such public affairs programs as Meet the Press and Face the Nation. His previous book, Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in New York City.

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Lincoln Unbound: How an AmbitiousYoung Railsplitter Saved the American Dream--And How We Can Do It Again 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Linda71 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book; it was very well-written. Appreciated his portrayal of Lincoln, but I personally don't think we can bring back the American dream like Lowry thinks. The citizenry is too ignorant about what Obama has done and is doing. Wish we could reverse what the president has done but that would require informed voters.