The Resource Abraham Lincoln, George McGovern

Abraham Lincoln, George McGovern

Label
Abraham Lincoln
Title
Abraham Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
George McGovern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president--the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated its awesome responsibilities. George S. McGovern--Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training-- shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted his sights and transformed the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade. McGovern's account reminds us why we hold Lincoln in such esteem and why he remains the standard by which his successors are measured.--From publisher description
Member of
Summary
Examines the life and career of the sixteenth president, explaining the achievements for which Lincoln is still held in such esteem while evaluating his failures and his transformation of the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
300000
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGovern, George S.
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The American presidents series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the 16th President, 1861-1865
Label
Abraham Lincoln, George McGovern
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780805083453
Lccn
2008029869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)229028942
  • ocn229028942
  • OCoLC
Label
Abraham Lincoln, George McGovern
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780805083453
Lccn
2008029869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)229028942
  • ocn229028942
  • OCoLC

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