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 desire and whose imaginative and prescient observed the U.S. in the course of the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who've held the workplace of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of power whose phrases certain up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American background pivots, the time while the younger republic collapsed of its personal contradictions and a brand new start of freedom, sanctified via blood, created the USA we all know at the present time. His tale has been informed again and again, yet by no means by means of a guy who himself sought the place of work of president and meditated the outstanding duties that include it.
George S. McGovern—a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian through training—offers his designated perception into our 16th president. He indicates how Lincoln occasionally went off course, really in his regulations on civil liberties, but additionally how he adjusted his attractions and remodeled the Civil conflict 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 normal during 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