A self-made man : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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9781476777252, 147677725X
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xv, 556 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781476777252, 147677725X

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [463]-523) and index.
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In order to become a great man, Abraham Lincoln first had to become a politician. In his epic biography, Sidney Blumenthal, one of America's foremost political analysts, presents a revelatory portrait of Lincoln the politician. The story begins with Lincoln's painful childhood, a time he remembered as his father's slave, and describes his determined emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln. His early years, among antislavery Baptists in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana, planted the roots of his repudiation of slavery and pro-slavery theology. Lincoln became a freethinker, absorbing Thomas Paine as well as Shakespeare and the Bible. The young man held political aspirations from his earliest years, focusing on Stephen A. Douglas, his political rival, whom he would battle for decades. Elected to Congress, Lincoln opposed the Mexican War; supported the Wilmot Proviso, which banned slavery in territories taken from Mexico; and engaged enthusiastically in partisan politics that led to the Civil War. He was thrust into the political wilderness after one term and came to understand what was at stake for the nation in the crisis of slavery. Blumenthal describes Lincoln as an awkward suitor. His marriage to the upper-class Mary Todd was important to his social standing and rising political career. Mary was an asset to her husband, a rare woman of her day who had strong political opinions. She saw Lincoln's raw potential and married him over her family's objections. Blumenthal's vivid account of Lincoln's early years is based on prodigious research. It places Lincoln squarely in the politics of this tumultuous period. --From dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Blumenthal, S. (2016). A self-made man: the political life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849 (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Blumenthal, Sidney, 1948-. 2016. A Self-made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Blumenthal, Sidney, 1948-. A Self-made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849 Simon & Schuster, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Blumenthal, Sidney. A Self-made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849 First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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