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Lincoln's Last Months, by William C. Harris
Flowing text, Original pages. Best For. Web, Tablet, Phone, eReader. Content Protection. Read Aloud. The upcoming bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth is inspiring a flood of new Lincoln scholarship; Steve Raymond reviews three new books about Lincoln's strengths and challenges, by Harold Holzer, William Marvel and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson. In , when Abraham Lincoln was elected president, the interval between election and inauguration was twice as long as it is now.
What Lincoln did during those four months has long been a topic of interest to historians.
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Most have concluded that he did not distinguish himself during that period. Harold Holzer is not among those.
Under enormous pressure to say or do something in response to the crisis, Lincoln abstained because, as president-elect, he still lacked authority. But he kept busy; office seekers badgered him around the clock, potential Cabinet appointees vied continually for his favor and in rare private moments the exhausted Lincoln scribbled notes that eventually found their way into his inaugural address.
Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, — In Mr.
Marvel highlights not just the actions but also the deeper motivations of major figures, including Gen. Ulysses S.
Grant, Jefferson Davis, George B. McClellan, Stonewall Jackson, and, most notably, Lincoln himself.
As the action darts from the White House to the battlefields and back, the author sheds new light on the hardships endured by everyday citizens and the substantial and sustained public opposition to the war. Here at Walmart.
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