Abe

Written By David S. Reynolds
Abe
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 29 September 2020
  • ISBN : 0698154517
  • Pages : 1088 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Abe written by David S. Reynolds which was release on 29 September 2020, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: One of the Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Books of the Year | A Washington Post Notable Book | A Christian Science Monitor and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020 Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award "A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in all his historical fullness. . . . using popular culture in this way, to fill out the context surrounding Lincoln, is what makes Mr. Reynolds's biography so different and so compelling . . . Where did the sympathy and compassion expressed in [Lincoln's] Second Inaugural—'With malice toward none; with charity for all'—come from? This big, wonderful book provides the richest cultural context to explain that, and everything else, about Lincoln." —Gordon Wood, Wall Street Journal From one of the great historians of nineteenth-century America, a revelatory and enthralling new biography of Lincoln, many years in the making, that brings him to life within his turbulent age David S. Reynolds, author of the Bancroft Prize-winning cultural biography of Walt Whitman and many other iconic works of nineteenth century American history, understands the currents in which Abraham Lincoln swam as well as anyone alive. His magisterial biography Abe is the product of full-body immersion into the riotous tumult of American life in the decades before the Civil War. It was a country growing up and being pulled apart at the same time, with a democratic popular culture that reflected the country's contradictions. Lincoln's lineage was considered auspicious by Emerson, Whitman, and others who prophesied that a new man from the West would emerge to balance North and South. From New England Puritan stock on his father's side and Virginia Cavalier gentry on his mother's, Lincoln was linked by blood to the central conflict of the age. And an enduring theme of his life, Reynolds shows, was his genius for striking a balance between opposing forces. Lacking formal schooling but with an unquenchable thirst for self-improvement, Lincoln had a talent for wrestling and bawdy jokes that made him popular with his peers, even as his appetite for poetry and prodigious gifts for memorization set him apart from them through his childhood, his years as a lawyer, and his entrance into politics. No one can transcend the limitations of their time, and Lincoln was no exception. But what emerges from Reynolds's masterful reckoning is a man who at each stage in his life managed to arrive at a broader view of things than all but his most enlightened peers. As a politician, he moved too slowly for some and too swiftly for many, but he always pushed toward justice while keeping the whole nation in mind. Abe culminates, of course, in the Civil War, the defining test of Lincoln and his beloved country. Reynolds shows us the extraordinary range of cultural knowledge Lincoln drew from as he shaped a vision of true union, transforming, in Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, "the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." Abraham Lincoln did not come out of nowhere. But if he was shaped by his times, he also managed at his life's fateful hour to shape them to an extent few could have foreseen. Ultimately, this is the great drama that astonishes us still, and that Abe brings to fresh and vivid life. The measure of that life will always be part of our American education.

Abe

Abe
  • Author : David S. Reynolds
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Total pages : 1088
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : One of the Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Books of the Year | A Washington Post Notable Book | A Christian Science Monitor and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020 Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award "A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in ...

Abraham Lincoln for Kids

Abraham Lincoln for Kids
  • Author : Janis Herbert
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : Providing a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time, this illuminating activity book tells the rich story of Abraham Lincoln’s life and details the events of his era. Highlighting Lincoln’s warm, generous spirit and impressive intellect, the guide teaches children about his fascinating ...

Land of Lincoln

Land of Lincoln
  • Author : Andrew Ferguson
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : “Brilliant . . . Ferguson’s guided tour of the often amusing, sometimes bizarre ways we remember Lincoln today . . . is heartening and even inspiring” (Bill Kristol, Time). Abraham Lincoln was our greatest president and perhaps the most influential American who ever lived. But what is his place in our country today? In Land ...

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Lincoln in Lists
  • Author : Thomas R. Flagel
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-10-15
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : More books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than perhaps any other figure in Western civilization, save Jesus of Nazareth, and with so much material available on Lincoln, it can be difficult to sift through all the biographies and recollections to get at the essence of one of the great ...

Abraham Lincoln

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  • Author : Michael Burlingame
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Total pages : 960
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Summary : Examines Abraham Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress....

Abe Lincoln Grows Up

Abe Lincoln Grows Up
  • Author : Carl Sandburg
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1956
  • Total pages : 222
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Summary : Abe spends his youth helping on his father's farm, participating in country sports and reading until, at nineteen, he leaves home to seek his fortune...

Wildland

Wildland
  • Author : Evan Osnos
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-16
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : 'A reportorial tour de force ... Heart-rending, appalling and hard to put down' JANE MAYER 'Richly reported, beautifully written ... A riveting tale of dark times, told with a pathos and humanity that prompts hope of something better' MICHAEL J. SANDEL 'Visionary in scope, compassionate in procedure ... Definitive' AYAD AKHTAR Evan Osnos ...

Catalogue

Catalogue
  • Author : Dauber & Pine Bookshops
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1960
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : Download or read online Catalogue written by Dauber & Pine Bookshops, published by which was released on 1960. Get Catalogue Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Money Plot

The Money Plot
  • Author : Frederick Kaufman
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : Half fable, half manifesto, this brilliant new take on the ancient concept of cash lays bare its unparalleled capacity to empower and enthrall us. Frederick Kaufman tackles the complex history of money, beginning with the earliest myths and wrapping up with Wall Street’s byzantine present-day doings. Along the way, ...

Honest Abe

 Honest Abe
  • Author : Alonzo Rothschild
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : Reproduction of the original: "Honest Abe" by Alonzo Rothschild...

Abe s Honest Words

Abe s Honest Words
  • Author : Doreen Rappaport
  • Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself ...

I Am Abraham Lincoln

I Am Abraham Lincoln
  • Author : Brad Meltzer
  • Publisher : Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 40
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : Follows Abraham Lincoln from his childhood to the presidency, showing how he spoke up about fairness and eventually led the country to abolish slavery....

Honest Abe A Study in Integrity Based on the Early Life of Abraham Lincoln

 Honest Abe   A Study in Integrity Based on the Early Life of Abraham Lincoln
  • Author : Alonzo Rothschild
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-05
  • Total pages : 524
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : ""Honest Abe": A Study in Integrity Based on the Early Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Alonzo Rothschild. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we ...

Selected Speeches and Writings

Selected Speeches and Writings
  • Author : Abraham Lincoln
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 515
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : Records Lincoln's campaigns for public office, the evolution of his stand against slavery, his debates with Stephen Douglas, and the great addresses of his presidency....

Abe s Honest Words

Abe s Honest Words
  • Author : Doreen Rappaport
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0698154517
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Summary : Intertwining a biography of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln with words from his speeches and writings, this book gives an overview of an American president whose character shines forth through his own words....