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Founders' son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

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In "Founders' Son", celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser presents a compelling new biography of Abraham Lincoln that highlights his lifelong struggle to carry on the work of the Founding Fathers. Following Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, DC, Brookhiser shows us every side of the man: laborer, lawyer, congressman, president; storyteller, wit, lover of ribald jokes; depressive, poet, friend, visionary. And he shows that despite Lincoln's many roles and his varied life, he returned time and time again to the Founders. They were rhetorical and political touchstones, the basis of his interest in politics, and the lodestars guiding him as he navigated first Illinois politics and then the national scene. But their legacy was not sufficient. As the Civil War lengthened and the casualties mounted, Lincoln wrestled with one more paternal figure-God the Father-to explain to himself, and to the nation, why ending slavery had come at such a terrible price.
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subject_facetLincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865
title_displayFounders' son : a life of Abraham Lincoln
title_fullFounders' Son A Life of Abraham Lincoln
Founders' son : a life of Abraham Lincoln / Richard Brookhiser
Founders' son : a life of Abraham Lincoln [electronic resource] / Richard Brookhiser
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Lincoln, Abraham
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Politics and government
Presidents