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Lincoln and the Civil War

Lincoln and the Civil War - 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0809330539

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ISBN13: 978-0809330539
ISBN10: 0809330539
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Edition/Copyright: 11
Publisher: S. Illinois U. Press
Published: 2011
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Lincoln and the Civil War - 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0809330539

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ISBN13: 978-0809330539
ISBN10: 0809330539
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 11
Publisher: S. Illinois U. Press

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

InLincoln and the Civil War , Michael Burlingame explores the experiences and qualities that made Abraham Lincoln one of America's most revered leaders. This volume provides an illuminating overview of the entirety of the Civil War and Lincoln's administration, focusing on the ways in which Lincoln's unique combination of psychological maturity, steely determination, and political wisdom made him the North's secret weapon that ultimately led to supremacy over the Confederacy.

When war erupted in 1861, the North-despite its superior economic resources and manpower-was considered the underdog of the conflict. The need to invade the South brought no advantage to the inefficient, poorly led Union Army. In contrast, Southerners' knowledge of their home terrain, access to railroads, familiarity with firearms, and outdoor lifestyles, along with the presumed support of foreign nations, made victory over the North seem a likely outcome. In the face of such daunting obstacles, only one person could unite disparate Northerners and rally them to victory in the darkest moments of the war: Abraham Lincoln.

While Lincoln is often remembered today as one of America's wisest presidents, he was not always considered so sage. Burlingame demonstrates how, long before the rigors of his presidency and the Civil War began to affect him, Lincoln wrestled with the demons of midlife to ultimately emerge as arguably the most self-aware, humble, and confident leader in American history. This metamorphosis from sarcastic young politician to profound statesman uniquely prepared him for the selfless dedication the war years would demand. Whereas his counterpart, Jefferson Davis, became mired in personal power plays, perceived slights, and dramas, Lincoln rose above personal concerns to always place the preservation of the Union first. Lincoln's ability, along with his eloquence, political savvy,

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