Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

by Allen C. Guelzo
ISBN-10:
0802842933
ISBN-13:
9780802842930
Pub. Date:
12/28/2002
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
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Overview

Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President


An enlightening "intellectual biography" of Lincoln, Allen Guelzo's peerless account of America's most celebrated president explores the role of ideas in Lincoln's life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the nineteenth-century debates over politics, religion, and culture. Written with passion and dramatic impact, Guelzo's masterful study offers a revealing new perspective on a man whose life was in many ways a paradox.

Since its original publication in 1999, Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President has garnered numerous accolades, not least the prestigious 2000 Lincoln Prize. As journalist Richard N. Ostling has noted, "Much has been written about Lincoln's belief and disbelief," but Guelzo's extraordinary account "goes deeper."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802842930
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/28/2002
Edition description: PBK
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 689,633
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Map of Abraham Lincoln's Illinoisxii
Introduction: The Strife of Ideas3
1.The American System26
2.The Costs of Union64
3.The Doctrine of Necessity102
4.The Fuel of Interest143
5.Moral Principle Is All That Unites Us185
6.An Accidental President228
7.War in a Conciliatory Style269
8.Voice Out of the Whirlwind311
9.Whig Jupiter352
10.Malice Toward None397
Epilogue: The Redeemer President439
A Note on the Sources465
Index500

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