Description - Lincoln's Sword by Douglas L Wilson
Widely considered in his own time as a genial but provincial lightweight who was out of place in the presidency, Abraham Lincoln astonished his allies and confounded his adversaries by producing a series of speeches and public letters so provocative that they helped revolutionize public opinion on such critical issues as civil liberties, the use of black soldiers, and the emancipation of slaves. This is a brilliant and unprecedented examination of how Lincoln used the power of words to not only build his political career but to keep the country united during the Civil War.
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(203mm x 135mm x 18mm)
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Author Biography - Douglas L Wilson
Douglas L. Wilson, co-director, with Rodney O. Davis, of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, is the author "Lincoln before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years "(University of Illinois Press, 1997); "Herndon's Informants: Letters and Interviews about Abraham Lincoln "(edited with Rodney O. Davis, University of Illinois Press, 1998); and "Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln "(Alfred A. Knopf, 1998), which was awarded the Lincoln Prize for 1999, and "Herndon's Lincoln "(edited with Rodney O. Davis, University of Illinois Press, 2006). The Lincoln Studies Center is currently retained by the Library of Congress to transcribe and annotate documents in its Lincoln Papers for the World Wide Web. He lives in Galesburg, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln's hometown.