By William E. Gienapp
Gienapp indicates how Lincoln's early years motivated his abilities as commander-in-chief and demonstrates that, during the stresses of the warfare years, Lincoln's simple personality shone via: his solid will and primary decency, his amazing self-confidence matched with actual humility, his immunity to the passions and hatreds the conflict spawned, his impressive persistence, and his undying devotion.
A former backwoodsman and nation attorney, Abraham Lincoln rose to develop into one in all our best presidents. This biography bargains a bright account of Lincoln's dramatic ascension to the top of yankee history.
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