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A good concise biography of Lincoln that shows, among other things, his absolute indifference to constitutional niceties in the defense of an idealized American nation
Competent and well researched history book that dealt with the surrounding history of Lincoln's contemporaries as much as with Lincoln himself. Though the book touches on some aspects of Lincoln's personal philosophies, it's title gives the impression that the reader will be taken into the mind of Lincoln, and that rarely happens here. It sets itself up to be a penetrating biography, but there is little new here. At times Lincoln seems almost incidental to what is being discussed.
took me a while to read but it was worth it. What courage (and stress!) it took to be president during the Civil War. Certainly wasn't what he expected when he was elected. There was a lot to learn and mistakes were made in the beginning but he soldiered thru. And to lose a child! Good insight and who knows - what would his legacy have been like if he hadn't been assassinated?
Well it was a bit like a play by play deep dive history class-- educational but not very entertaining... I learned more than I needed to know
Great read. I love Abraham Lincoln.