• Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. I, 1809 – 1849

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    • Category : humanities-and-biography
    • ISBN Code: 9781476777269
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Blumenthal, Sidney
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published Date: 01 Jun 2017

     

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A Self-Made Man, Sidney Blumenthal reveals how Lincoln’s antislavery thinking began in his childhood in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana. Intensely ambitious, he held political aspirations from his earliest years. Yet he was a socially awkward suitor who had a nervous breakdown over his inability to deal with the opposite sex. His marriage to the upper class Mary Todd was crucial to his social aspirations and his political career. The Lincoln of Blumenthal’s pen is a brave progressive facing racist assaults on his religion, ethnicity, and very legitimacy that echo the anti-Obama birther movement. Blumenthal takes the wily pol of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals and goes deeper, finding a Vulcan logic and House of Cards ruthlessness (The Washingtonian).
 


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