By William E. Gienapp
Gienapp exhibits how Lincoln's early years encouraged his talents as commander-in-chief and demonstrates that, in the course of the stresses of the conflict years, Lincoln's simple personality shone via: his strong will and primary decency, his extraordinary self-confidence matched with actual humility, his immunity to the passions and hatreds the warfare spawned, his impressive persistence, and his undying devotion.
A former backwoodsman and nation attorney, Abraham Lincoln rose to turn into one in every of our best presidents. This biography bargains a shiny account of Lincoln's dramatic ascension to the top of yankee history.
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