The Resource Abraham Lincoln, James M. McPherson

Abraham Lincoln, James M. McPherson

Label
Abraham Lincoln
Title
Abraham Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
James M. McPherson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the American story. It is a concise introduction to Lincoln in print, a must-have volume for anyone interested in American history or in our greatest president."
  • "James M. McPherson follows the son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks from his early years in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, to his highly successful law career, his marriage to Mary Todd, and his one term in Congress. We witness his leadership of the Republican anti-slavery movement, his famous debates with Stephen A. Douglas (a long acquaintance and former rival for the hand of Mary Todd), and his emergence as a candidate for president in 1860. Following Lincoln's election to the presidency, McPherson describes his masterful role as Commander in Chief during the Civil War, the writing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The book also discusses his lasting legacy and why he remains a quintessential American hero two hundred years after his birth, while an annotated bibliography permits easy access to further scholarship."
  • "With his ideal short account of Lincoln, McPherson provides a compelling biography of a man of humble origins who preserved our nation during its greatest catastrophe and ended the scourge of slavery."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
McPherson follows Abraham Lincoln from his early frontier days to his turbulent years in the White House
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
286541
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPherson, James M.
Dewey number
  • 973.7
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a presidential life
Label
Abraham Lincoln, James M. McPherson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-77)
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Table Of Contents -- Preface x -- Abraham Lincoln 1 -- Notes xxx -- Bibliography xxx
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 79 p.
Isbn
9780195374520
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Lccn
2008035623
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a757701
  • (OCoLC)216938474
Label
Abraham Lincoln, James M. McPherson
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-77)
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Table Of Contents -- Preface x -- Abraham Lincoln 1 -- Notes xxx -- Bibliography xxx
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 79 p.
Isbn
9780195374520
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Lccn
2008035623
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a757701
  • (OCoLC)216938474

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