Lincoln for president : an unlikely candidate, an audacious strategy, and the victory no one saw coming / Bruce Chadwick

Author(s): Chadwick, Bruce
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Subjects: Presidential candidates--United States--Biography
Presidents--United States--Election--1860
Political campaigns--United States--History--19th century
United States--Politics and government--1857-1861
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political career before 1861
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political and social views
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2009
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xviii, 396 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2009023197
ISBN: 9781402225048
ISBN: 1402225040
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Invading the wigwam -- Lincoln enters the ring -- A politician of unwavering ambition -- The relentless little giant -- The democrats split in two -- A great orator is born -- The underdog rail-splitter versus the firebrand senator -- One last night to steal the nomination -- The birth of the seceders -- Will the House of Representatives elect the president? -- The presidential campaign of 1860 -- A great speaker is quiet -- Lincoln, the letter writer -- The wide awakes -- Disdain for the secessionists -- The keys to victory -- Breck and Bell and give 'em hell -- The Douglas campaign -- The polls never lied -- Down to the wire -- All roads lead to New York -- The eleventh hour -- "Mary, Mary, we have been elected president" -- The inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
OCLC Number: 318874902
ISBN/ISSN: 9781402225048