By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,Sean Wilentz,George S. McGovern
America's maximum president, who rose to strength within the country's maximum hour of want and whose imaginative and prescient observed the U.S. throughout the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who've held the workplace of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of energy whose phrases certain up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American background pivots, the time while the younger republic collapsed of its personal contradictions and a brand new beginning of freedom, sanctified by way of blood, created the USA we all know this day. His tale has been informed repeatedly, yet by no means by way of a guy who himself sought the place of work of president and reflected the notable duties that include it.
George S. McGovern—a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian through training—offers his precise perception into our 16th president. He exhibits how Lincoln occasionally went off track, fairly in his regulations on civil liberties, but additionally how he adjusted his attractions and reworked the Civil struggle from a political dispute to an ethical campaign. McGovern's account reminds us why we carry Lincoln in such esteem and why he is still the normal through which all of his successors are measured.
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