Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln. Vol. II, 1849-1856
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781501153792, 9781501153785, 1501153781
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xx, 581 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Barrington - Biographies & Memoirs (Main Level)B LINCOLNOn Shelf
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Format
Book
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501153792, 9781501153785, 1501153781

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [535]-548) and index.
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"Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois, and he finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Now, in Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency" -- provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Blumenthal, S. (2017). Wrestling with his angel: the political life of Abraham Lincoln (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

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

Blumenthal, Sidney, 1948-. 2017. Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. Simon & Schuster.

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

Blumenthal, Sidney, 1948-. Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Simon & Schuster, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Blumenthal, Sidney. Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2017.

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