Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

by Richard Brookhiser


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ISBN-13: 9780465032945
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Richard Brookhiser is the author of What Would the Founders Do? Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, American, and America's First Dynasty. Writer and host of the critically acclaimed PBS documentary Rediscovering George Washington, he is a columnist for Time magazine and a senior editor of National Review. Richard lives in New York City.

Norman Dietz is a writer, an actor, and a solo performer. He has also performed frequently on radio and television, and he has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from AudioFile magazine, the ALA, and Publishers Weekly. Additionally, AudioFile named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century.

Table of Contents

Note on Spelling and Usage xi

Introduction Two Old Men, One Young Man 1

Part 1 11

1 1809-1830: Youth 13

2 George Washington and Liberty 25

3 1830-1840: Manhood 37

4 Thomas Paine, Laughter, and Reason 51

5 1840-1852: Maturity 67

6 Henry Clay and the Fourth of July 89

Part 2 103

7 1854: The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise 105

8 1855-1858: Running for Senate 119

9 1859-1860: Running for President 139

10 Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence. The Towering Genius (I) 151

11 The Election of 1860. The Towering Genius (II) 171

Part 3 199

12 1861-1863: War, Emancipation 201

13 Preamble to the Constitution 229

14 1864-1865: War, Death 247

15 God the Father 267

16 1865: Victory. The Towering Genius (III) 285

Epilogue: One Old Man 297

Acknowledgments 303

Notes 305

Bibliography 327

Index 333

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