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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 "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.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : David S. Reynolds
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2020-09-29
Download Book : 1088 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780698154513


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Since his death, Abraham Lincoln has been celebrated as savior of the Union, proponent for emancipation, president of the United States, and skilled statesman. Although Lincoln's adult life has been well documented and analyzed, most biographers have regarded his early years as inconsequential to his career and accomplishments. In 1920 a group of historians known as the Lincoln Inquiry were determined to give Lincoln’s formative years their due. Abe’s Youth takes a look into their writings, which focus on Lincoln’s life between 7 and 21 years of age. By filling in the gaps on Lincoln’s childhood, these authors shed light on how his experiences growing up influenced the man he became. As the first fully annotated edition of the Lincoln Inquiry papers, Abe’s Youth offers indispensable reading for anyone hoping to learn about Lincoln's early life.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : William E. Bartelt
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release Book : 2019-10-01
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780253043924


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Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents of all time. But what did it take to rise from frontier poverty? To lead his country through the Civil War? To alter the course of history forever? Father-daughter team Tom and Leila Hirschfeld's tongue-in-cheek biography explores ten crucial decisions in one amazing life. With over one hundred pieces of archival and original art, fun facts, sidebars, historical trivia, and more, this book follows Abe's footsteps through the close calls that defined his leadership and shaped America as we know it today.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Leila Hirschfeld
Publisher : Crown Books For Young Readers
Release Book : 2018
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780553509533


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In _Abe Sapien: The Drowning_ #5, Abe comes face to face with the power that has protected Saint-S̩bastien for centuries in this breathtaking conclusion to his first solo miniseries. Written by _Hellboy_ creator Mike Mignola and featuring the haunting art of Jason Shawn Alexander (_Damn Nation_, _The Secret_, _The Escapists_), _The Drowning_ is the story of Hellboy mainstay Abe Sapien trying to save a cursed island and its doomed inhabitants. "Jason Shawn Alexander's moody and dark artwork_is probably the best thing going in recent horror tales."Newsarama

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Genre Book : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Book : Mike Mignola
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Release Book : 2011-04-20
Download Book : 27 Pages
ISBN-10 : PKEY:18563


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Author Book : United States. Congress. Senate. Judiciary
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Release Book : 1965
Download Book : 58 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105113743921


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Genre Book : Black Hawk War, 1832
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Release Book : 1899
Download Book : 36 Pages
ISBN-10 : HARVARD:HX51P5


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Author Book : F. Jewell
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Release Book : 1880
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ISBN-10 : OXFORD:600023329


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Genre Book : Mormon Church
Author Book : Robert Williams Buchanan
Publisher :
Release Book : 1872
Download Book : 169 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105047989251


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Genre Book : Abe, Old, eagle
Author Book : Joseph O. Barrett
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Release Book : 1876
Download Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCAL:$B540562


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Shinzo Abe entered politics burdened by high expectations: that he would change Japan. In 2007, seemingly overwhelmed, he resigned after only a year as prime minister. Yet, following five years of reinvention, he masterfully regained the premiership in 2012, and now dominates Japanese democracy as no leader has done before. Abe has inspired fierce loyalty among his followers, cowing Japan's left with his ambitious economic program and support for the security and armed forces. He has staked a leadership role for Japan in a region being rapidly transformed by the rise of China and India, while carefully preserving an ironclad relationship with Trump's America. The Iconoclast tells the story of Abe's meteoric rise and stunning fall, his remarkable comeback, and his unlikely emergence as a global statesman laying the groundwork for Japan's survival in a turbulent century.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Tobias Harris
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Book : 2020-09-04
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781787385122