A. Lincoln : a biography / Ronald C. White, Jr

Author(s): White, Ronald C. (Ronald Cedric), 1939-
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Subjects: Presidents--United States--Biography
United States--Politics and government--1861-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Random House, c2009
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xvii, 796 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Maps
Cast of Characters
Ch. 1. A. Lincoln and the Promise of America 3
Ch. 2. Undistinguished Families: 1809-16 7
Ch. 3. Persistent in Learning: 1816-30 23
Ch. 4. Rendering Myself Worthy of Their Esteem: 1831-34 43
Ch. 5. The Whole People of Sangamon: 1834-37 61
Ch. 6. Without Contemplating Consequences: 1837-42 79
Ch. 7. A Matter of Profound Wonder: 1831-42 99
Ch. 8. The Truth Is, I Would Like to Go Very Much: 1843-46 119
Ch. 9. My Best Impression of the Truth: 1847-49 139
Ch. 10. As a Peacemaker the Lawyer Has a Superior Opportunity: 1849-52 167
Ch. 11. Let No One Be Deceived: 1852-56 187
Ch. 12. A House Divided: 1856-58 223
Ch. 13. The Eternal Struggle Between These Two Principles: 1858 257
Ch. 14. The Taste Is in My Mouth, a Little: 1858-60 291
Ch. 15. Justice and Fairness to All: May 1860-November 1860 331
Ch. 16. An Humble Instrument in the Hands of the Almighty: November 1860-February 1861 349
Ch. 17. We Must Not Be Enemies: February 1861-April 1861 381
Ch. 18. A People's Contest: April 1861-July 1861 411
Ch. 19. The Bottom Is Out of the Tub: July 1861-January 1862 437
Ch. 20. We Are Coming, Father Abraham: January 1862-July 1862 467
Ch. 21. We Must Think Anew: July 1862- December 1862 495
Ch. 22. What will the Country Say? January 1863-May 1863 531
Ch. 23. You Say You Will Not Fight to Free Negroes: May 1863-September 1863 563
Ch. 24. A New Birth of Freedom: September 1863-March 1864 591
Ch. 25. The will of God Prevails: March 1864-November 1864 617
Ch. 26. With Malice Toward None, with Charity for All: December 1864-April 1865 647
Acknowledgments 677
Notes 681
Selected Bibliography 745
Illustration Credits 765
Index 769
Alternate Titles: Abraham Lincoln
Notes: LCCN: 2008028840
ISBN: 9781400064991 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1400064996 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [681]-764) and index
Summary: Lincoln scholar Ronald C. White, Jr., offers a fresh definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity--what today's commentators would call "authenticity"--whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life. Through meticulous research of the newly completed Lincoln Legal Papers, as well as of recently discovered letters and photographs, White provides a portrait of Lincoln's personal, political, and moral evolution. White shows us Lincoln as a man who would leave a trail of thoughts in his wake, jotting ideas on scraps of paper; a country lawyer who asked questions in order to figure out his own thinking on an issue; a president embarked on a religious odyssey; a man of intellectual curiosity, comfortable with ambiguity, unafraid to "think anew and act anew."--From publisher description
OCLC Number: 229028071
ISBN/ISSN: 9781400064991