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☆ Abraham Lincoln: A Life ☆ Michael Burlingame
Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM By Michael Burlingame

In the first multi volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America s greatest presidents Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alterIn the first multi volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America s greatest presidents Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America s sixteenth president.Volume 1 covers Lincoln s early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln s life during his presidency and the Civil War, narrating in fascinating detail the crisis over Fort Sumter and Lincoln s own battles with relentless office seekers, hostile newspaper editors, and incompetent field commanders Burlingame also offers new interpretations of Lincoln s private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd and the untimely deaths of two sons to disease.But through it all his difficult childhood, his contentious political career, a fratricidal war, and tragic personal losses Lincoln preserved a keen sense of humor and acquired a psychological maturity that proved to be the North s most valuable asset in winning the Civil War.Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Lincoln s birth, this landmark publication
  • Title: Abraham Lincoln: A Life
  • Author: Michael Burlingame
  • ISBN: 9780801889936
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover

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Steve Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
bestpresidentialbios 2014 Abraham Lincoln A Life is Michael Burlingame s 2008 two volume biography of our sixteenth president Burlingame is the author or editor of over a dozen books on Abraham Lincoln His mentor was renowned Lincoln scholar David Herbert Donald who taught a Civil War course Burlingame took as a freshman at Princeton He is currently a professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield.The scale and scope of Burlingame s biography of Lincoln is breathtaking at nearly 1,600 pa [...]
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James Murphy Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Reading only the 1st volume at this time.I read only this 1st volume of Burlingame s huge biography of Lincoln, saving the 2d for a later time This volume takes him up to the eve of his 1st inauguration The biography is big in scope and meticulous in detail The only biography of Lincoln I can remember reading, this was promoted as offering new insight into a childhood in which the relationship with his father was strained, even abusive, and is therefore useful in explaining the formation of the [...]
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Tom Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Having read half a dozen biographies of Abraham Lincoln I was hopeful that volume one of the new massive two volume bio of Lincoln by Michael Burlingame would contain fresh material and insight I was not disappointed Mining newspaper accounts , letters,speeches,court room records,and personal recollections all from his contemporaries as well as Lincoln himself Burlingame has uncovered a wealth of material It all goes towards showing the formation and growth of a remarkable man The author does no [...]
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Steve Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
The best biography I have read on one of my favorite presidents Abraham Lincoln It was a large read and loved the way it came in two volumes and broke it down Volume One Starts with Abraham Lincoln s childhood He was born in a log cabin in Kentucky and faced hardships growing up with his mother died from milk sickness when Abe was young The rest of the family moved to Indiana and Illinois It talks about the debates in 1858 between him and Stephen Douglas In 1860 he became the 16th president of t [...]
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Eileen Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
It sucks reading this on my ipad because nobody can see WHAT A HUGE BOOK I M READING Also, when I casually drop in conversation that I m reading a bio of Lincoln, everyone assumes it s that vampire hunter one Maybe they re just pretending to think that to spite me It s hard to tell But now you know the impressive truth about me Oh, you want to know something about the book Well, the first 28% is really good I never realized what a bastard Stephen A Douglas was, but this is the kind of stuff they [...]
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Calvin Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Massive, new and proported to be the most comprehensive and well researched biography of Lincoln yet and, so far, it looks to be so to me I have already found that he has used a lot of newly found documents I have not heard of before Fairly daunting read over 2,000 small print pages in 2 volumes So far, worth it.
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Michael Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
If you wish to read the definitive work on Abraham Lincoln go no further than Billingame s 2 volume 1605 page citations not included tome This work has it all and is remarkably readable The detail, balance, and scholarship of this colossal work are simply incredible, but be prepared for the long journey This book is not for those with ADD.
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Tom Mackie Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
This very complete work is a wonderful source on the life of Abraham Lincoln Its great size though is at times fearful, but if you need to understand Lincoln and have a quick reading skills this two volume set is for you.
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Jim Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Extraordinary detail Not always an easy read but this biography brings Lincoln to life Having read this before the Spielberg film, the Daniel Day Lewis portrayal is impressive and rings true.
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ROBERT Block Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
two volumes of pure Lincoln from all aspects of his life,speehes and interaction with those indivduals who were instrumental in shaping the country once and for all.A must read for all Lincoln Lovers
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Sam Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
5 stars the best and most complete portrait of Lincoln I ve ever read On a par with Caro s LBJ biography for pure illumination of a political mind.
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Sean Pratt Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Fantastic book Truth be told, I m also the narrator for the audio book version It s projected to be 80 hours long.
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Nicholas Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
fantastic incredibly detailed gives a really strong sense of Lincoln as a human being, and of the contemporary issues he was confronted with did not expect Lincoln to come across as so human expected the issues and political climate he dealt with to be reminiscent of today s, but did not expect the parallels to be so obvious at the same time, was constantly reminded how far away the past wase even longer unabridged version is actually free online at knox about knox linco casual readers are proba [...]
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Scott Cox Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
A journalist once remarked regarding Abraham Lincoln that never was a man cat like in stealthily feeling his way before him This is perhaps an excellent summary of the genius of America s great 16th president who had to balance Union conservatives pro slavery and radical abolitionist interests in order to preserve the Union during a time of rebellion However this does not capture the true heart of Abraham Lincoln He was a man of humble beginnings, mostly self taught, and who since childhood cha [...]
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Adam Phillips Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
A brilliant book about a brilliant man Everyone should be required to read this
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Kent Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Wowjust wow Magisterial Greatest Lincoln biography I ve read Definitely not for the faint hearted.
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Carl Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Powerful review by Christopher Hitchens in The Atlantic July 09.
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Naomi Blackburn Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
This book was really good and all encompassing I think I gave it 3 stars simply for its length and dedication of time that I needed to give it It is really a behemouth of a book.
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Nikki Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
I read as much of it as I could before I had to return it Brilliant book The end all in Abraham Lincoln biographies I will own it in the future for my personal library It s a must have.
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Apposite Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
I have read a number Lincoln biographies but this one spares no minutia and it is written as if you are at Lincoln s side throughout his life.
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Tom Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Longer than the Bible or War and Peace, Burlingame s masterful biography is welllong Need a quote It s there A detail about the Great Man Burlingame has it A truly Magisterial Effort
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Melissa Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
Recommended in the 2011 Booklover s Calendar.
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Jerel Wilmore Dec 04, 2020 - 16:39 PM
A truly epic biography of our nation s greatest president.
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Abraham Lincoln: A Life By Michael Burlingame In the first multi volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America s greatest presidents Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alterIn the first multi volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America s greatest presidents Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America s sixteenth president.Volume 1 covers Lincoln s early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln s life during his presidency and the Civil War, narrating in fascinating detail the crisis over Fort Sumter and Lincoln s own battles with relentless office seekers, hostile newspaper editors, and incompetent field commanders Burlingame also offers new interpretations of Lincoln s private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd and the untimely deaths of two sons to disease.But through it all his difficult childhood, his contentious political career, a fratricidal war, and tragic personal losses Lincoln preserved a keen sense of humor and acquired a psychological maturity that proved to be the North s most valuable asset in winning the Civil War.Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Lincoln s birth, this landmark publication

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