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One Man Great Enough
     

One Man Great Enough

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by John C. Waugh
 

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The award-winning historian John C.Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s road to the CivilWar. From Lincoln’s first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with Stephen Douglas to his more contemplative moments,Waugh shows us America as Lincoln saw it and as Lincoln described it.Much of this wonderful story is told

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The award-winning historian John C.Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s road to the CivilWar. From Lincoln’s first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with Stephen Douglas to his more contemplative moments,Waugh shows us America as Lincoln saw it and as Lincoln described it.Much of this wonderful story is told by Lincoln himself, detailing through his own writing his emergence onto the political scene and the evolution of his beliefs about the Union, the Constitution, democracy, slavery, and the buildup to the CivilWar. In this acclaimed biography,Waugh brings us ever closer to understanding this mysterious, complicated, and truly great man.

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PRAISE FOR REELECTING LINCOLN

"Reelecting Lincoln . . . brings a great deal of discrete information together in an informative fashion and it is, as Waugh well knows--and well tells it--a terrific story." --The Washington Post

"Waugh . . . recounts the 1864 election with great narrative skill. The story sweeps along, with brilliant vignettes of all the players in the drama and one vivid scene after another." --The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547350738
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/13/2009
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,162,122
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

John C. Waugh is the award-winning author of four other books about the Civil War, two of which--Reelecting Lincoln and The Class of 1846--were Main Selections of the History Book Club. A former bureau chief of the Christian Science Monitor, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Civil War Times Illustrated. He lives in Pantego, Texas.

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One Man Great Enough 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SteveGA More than 1 year ago
I didn't think there was anything else that hd not been written about Lincoln. However, like FDR, there are always new and interesting details and this book has them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jclogic More than 1 year ago
President Lincoln had to much on his plate to make an objective conclusion about the Civil War and the how to handle the problem with slavery. Did he use the slave issue and the slaves to help the North win the war, or did he really wanted to free the slaves? If he had sat down with the South and decided upon a course of actio, states rights'and a compromise about slavery; do you think the war would have happened?