By William E. Gienapp
Gienapp exhibits how Lincoln's early years prompted his talents as commander-in-chief and demonstrates that, during the stresses of the battle years, Lincoln's easy personality shone via: his sturdy will and basic decency, his striking self-confidence matched with actual humility, his immunity to the passions and hatreds the battle spawned, his remarkable persistence, and his undying devotion.
A former backwoodsman and state legal professional, Abraham Lincoln rose to develop into certainly one of our best presidents. This biography deals a bright account of Lincoln's dramatic ascension to the top of yankee history.
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