Abraham Lincoln: A Life, Volume 2 by Michael Burlingame

By Michael Burlingame

Within the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be released in a long time, Lincoln student Michael Burlingame bargains a clean examine the lifetime of one in every of America’s maximum presidents. Incorporating the sector notes of prior biographers, in addition to a long time of analysis in a number of manuscript files and long-neglected newspapers, this amazing paintings will either adjust and strengthen present figuring out of America’s 16th president.

In quantity 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln’s presidency and the rigors of the Civil struggle. He offers interesting information at the predicament over castle Sumter and the relentless workplace seekers who plagued Lincoln. He introduces readers to the president’s battles with adversarial newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent box commanders. Burlingame additionally translates Lincoln’s inner most existence, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd, the premature demise of his son Willie to sickness in 1862, and his recurrent discomfort over the big human bills of the war.

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