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Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Richard Brookhiser
Format
Book
Published
New York : Basic Books, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9780465032945 (hardcover), 046503294X (hardcover), 9780465056866 (ebook)
Summary
Argues that the sixteenth president of the United States was inspired by the Founding Fathers of the nation and struggled to carry on their work throughout his career.
Contents
  • 1809-1830: youth
  • George Washington and liberty
  • 1830-1840: manhood
  • Thomas Paine, laughter, and reason
  • 1840-1852: maturity
  • Henry Clay and the Fourth of July
  • 1854: the repeal of the Missouri Compromise
  • 1855-1858: running for senate
  • 1859-1860: running for president
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence. The towering genius (I)
  • The election of 1860. The towering genius (II)
  • 1861-1863: war, emancipation
  • Preamble to the Constitution
  • 1864-1865: war, death
  • God the father
  • 1865: victory. The towering genius (III)
  • Epilogue: One old man.
Description
xi, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-331) and index.
Technical Details
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