By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,Sean Wilentz,George S. McGovern
America's maximum president, who rose to strength within the country's maximum hour of want and whose imaginative and prescient observed the us in the course of the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who've held the place of work of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of energy whose phrases sure up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American heritage pivots, the time whilst the younger republic collapsed of its personal contradictions and a brand new start of freedom, sanctified via blood, created the U.S. we all know this day. His tale has been informed time and again, yet by no means through a guy who himself sought the place of work of president and pondered the remarkable tasks that include it.
George S. McGovern—a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian through training—offers his distinct perception into our 16th president. He indicates how Lincoln occasionally went off beam, quite in his regulations on civil liberties, but in addition how he adjusted his points of interest and remodeled the Civil battle from a political dispute to an ethical campaign. McGovern's account reminds us why we carry Lincoln in such esteem and why he continues to be the traditional in which all of his successors are measured.
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Abraham Lincoln: The American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865 by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,Sean Wilentz,George S. McGovern