Rise to Greatness

Rise to Greatness

Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

Book - 2012
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The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation's history. As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy--with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield--had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president..." --Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 466 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780805079708
080507970X
Branch Call Number: 973.7092 Lin

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LJHan Jan 24, 2013

A very well written book on the pivotal year of the Civil War.
It isn't on the same level of Doris Kearns Goodwin's "A Team of Rivals", but it isn't covering the full scope of that volume.
My adoration for Abraham Lincoln continues to grow....

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