Discover Free Books That You'll Love!
Receive unbeatable eBook deals in your favorite fiction or non-fiction genres. Our daily emails are packed with new and bestselling authors you will love!

 

Amazon Kindle  Kobo  Nook  Google  Audible  Apple iBooks
Book cover of "First among Equals": Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

"First among Equals": Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

by Hans L. Trefousse

Publisher: Fordham University Press
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780823224685






Available to Buy

Synopsis of "First among Equals": Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration


One hundred and forty years after his assassination on April 14, 1865, AbrahamLincoln towers more than ever above the landscape of American politics. Inmyth and memory, he is always the Great Emancipator and savior of the Union,second in stature only to George Washington.But was Lincoln always so exalted?Was he, as some historians argue, a poorPresident, deeply disliked, whose legacy was ennobled only by John WilkesBooth's bullet?In this fascinating book, a leading historian finally takes the full measure ofLincoln's reputation. Drawing on a remarkable range of primary documents—speeches, newspaper accounts and editorials, private letters, memoirs, andother sources—Hans L. Trefousse gives us the voices of Lincoln's own time. FromNorth and South, at home and abroad, here are politicians and ordinary people,soldiers and statesmen, abolitionists and slaveholders alike, in a rich chorus ofAmerican opinion. The result is a masterly portrait of Lincoln the President inthe eyes of his fellow Americans.

About the Author, Hans L. Trefousse

Hans L. Trefousse, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of many acclaimed books, including Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877-1881 and Andrew Johnson: A Biography.

Reviews of "First among Equals": Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

There are no reviews yet. Perhaps you can add one!

Available to Buy

Follow Us