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Abraham Lincoln

Auhtor: George Haven Putnam

Language: english
Published: 1909

Genres:

biography
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Review by Michael Gallagher, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Abraham Lincoln':

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is a non-fiction book written by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin first published by Simon Schuster on October 25 2005. The book is a biographical portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and some of the men who served with him in his Cabinet from 1861 to 1865. Three of his Cabinet members had previously run against Lincoln in the 1860 election: Edward Bates Salmon Chase and William H. Seward. The book focuses on Lincolns mostly successful attempts to reconcile conflicting personalities and political factions on the path to abolition and victory in the US Civil War.

Excerpts from the Book 'Abraham Lincoln':


... the information of children and grandchildren, my own address (which had been delivered without notes), I found myself so far absorbed in the interest ...
... the conflict of opinion that preceded the conflict of arms then sweeping upon the country like an approaching solar eclipse seemed prefigured like ...
... you, not having studied the particular points so closely as I have, can not be quite sure that you do not change the sense when you do not intend ...
... 250 copies, with the last corrections. I delayed sending, thinking that you would prefer these to those first printed. The Abraham Baldwin letter ...
... and I adopt it as a text for this discourse. I so adopt it because it furnishes a precise and an agreed starting-point for a discussion between Republicans ...
... imported into the United States since the first day of May, 1798. Third. That no slave should be carried into it, except by the owner, and for his ...
... remaining sixteen of the thirty-nine, so far as I have discovered, have left no record of their understanding upon the direct question of federal ...
... as reptiles, or, at the best, as no better than outlaws. You will grant a hearing to pirates or murderers, but nothing like it to Black Republicans. ...
... which we live while you with one accord reject, and scout, and spit upon that old policy, and insist upon substituting something new. True, you disagree ...
... in the Constitution, nor the word property even, in any connection with language alluding to the things slave, or slavery, and that wherever in ...
... do with invasions and insurrections. We know it will not. We so know, because we know we never had anything to do with invasions and insurrections ...
... reversing the divine rule, and calling, not the sinners, but the righteous to repentance-such as invocations to Washington, imploring men to unsay ...
... at, 256 South Mountain, battle of the, 124 Stanton, Edwin, M., 65, 101 ff., 185 Stephens, Alexander H., and the Peace Conference of Feb., 1865, 162 ...
... with the original States, at as early periods as may be consistent with the general interest-. It is hereby ordained and declared, by the authority ...
... and was ordered to a second reading on the following day (July 22d), and on the 4th of August it passed, and on the 7th was approved by the President.]. [Footnote ...
... Works, vol. 2, pp. 3, 9. That you will be pleased to countenance the restoration of liberty to those unhappy men, who, alone in this ...
... that Convention, eight of whom were either killed or executed at Charlestown, and one examined before the Committee. 2. The character of the military ...
... if we must.-_Senator Iverson, of Georgia_. Lincoln and Hamlin, the Black Republican nominees, will be elected in November next, and the South ...
... plaintiff's rights.]. [Footnote 35:-Now, as we have already said in an earlier part of this opinion upon a different point, the right of property ...
... 6, 1860. I am a Southern States' Rights man I am an African slave-trader. I am one of those Southern men who believe that slavery is right-morally, ...