We Are Lincoln Men

Abraham Lincoln and His Friends
 
 
Simon & Schuster (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 1. November 2007
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  • 288 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-1-4165-8958-7 (ISBN)
 
In this brilliant and illuminating portrait of our sixteenth president, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald examines the significance of friendship in Abraham Lincoln's life and the role it played in shaping his career and his presidency. Though Lincoln had hundreds of acquaintances and dozens of admirers, he had almost no intimate friends. Behind his mask of affability and endless stream of humorous anecdotes, he maintained an inviolate reserve that only a few were ever able to penetrate.

Professor Donald's remarkable book offers a fresh way of looking at Abraham Lincoln, both as a man who needed friendship and as a leader who understood the importance of friendship in the management of men. Donald penetrates Lincoln's mysterious reserve to offer a new picture of the president's inner life and to explain his unsurpassed political skills.

  • Englisch
  • Riverside
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  • USA
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8 pg b/w photographs
  • 1,06 MB
978-1-4165-8958-7 (9781416589587)
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David Herbert Donald

PREFACE

I "A STRANGE, FRIENDLESS, UNEDUCATED, PENNILESS BOY":

Lincoln's Early Friendships

II "HE DISCLOSED HIS WHOLE HEART TO ME":

Lincoln and Joshua F. Speed

III "I COULD READ HIS SECRETS":

Lincoln and William H. Herndon

IV "A CLOSE, WARM, AND SINCERE FRIENDSHIP":

Lincoln and Orville H. Browning

V "BEYOND THE PALE OF HUMAN ENVY":

Lincoln and William H. Seward

VI "ABRAHAM REX":

Lincoln and His Private Secretaries

AFTERWORD

NOTES

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX


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