By David Herbert Donald
David Herbert Donald's Lincoln is a stunningly unique portrait of Lincoln's existence and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln's sluggish ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever- increasing political circles in Illinois, and eventually to the presidency of a rustic divided via civil conflict. Donald is going past biography, illuminating the sluggish improvement of Lincoln's personality, chronicling his large means for evolution and progress, hence illustrating what made it attainable for a guy so green and so unprepared for the presidency to develop into an excellent ethical chief. within the such a lot of occasions, the following was once a guy who led the rustic out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union -- briefly, one of many maximum presidents this kingdom has ever noticeable.
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