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The Resource Abraham Lincoln : a life, Michael Burlingame

Abraham Lincoln : a life, Michael Burlingame

Label
Abraham Lincoln : a life
Title
Abraham Lincoln
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Michael Burlingame
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America's sixteenth president. Volume 1 covers Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s. In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln's life during his presidency and the Civil War, narrating in fascinating detail the crisis over Fort Sumter and Lincoln's own battles with relentless office seekers, hostile newspaper editors, and incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also offers new interpretations of Lincoln's private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd and the untimely deaths of two sons to disease. But through it all -- his difficult childhood, his contentious political career, a fratricidal war, and tragic personal losses-- Lincoln preserved a keen sense of humor and acquired a psychological maturity that proved to be the North's most valuable asset in winning the Civil War
Awards note
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2008.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burlingame, Michael
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457
LC item number
.B95 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Presidenter
Label
Abraham Lincoln : a life, Michael Burlingame
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1 "I have seen a good deal of the back side of this world": Childhood in Kentucky (1809-1816) -- "I used to be a slave": boyhood and adolescence in Indiana (1816-1830) -- "Separated from his father, he studied English grammar": New Salem (1831-1834) -- "A Napoleon of astuteness and political finesse": frontier legislator (1834-1837) -- "We must fight the devil with fire": Slasher-Gaff politico in Springfield (1837-1841) -- "It would just kill me to marry Mary Todd": courtship and marriage (1840-1842) -- "I have got the preacher by the balls": pursuing a seat in Congress (1843-1847) -- "A strong but judicious enemy to slavery": Congressman Lincoln (1847-1849) -- "I was losing interest in politics and went to the practice of law with greater earnestness than ever before": midlife crisis (1849-1854) -- "Aroused as he had never been before": reentering politics, (1854-1855) -- "Unite with us, and help us to triumph": building the Illinois Republican Party (1855-1857) -- "A house divided": Lincoln vs. Douglas (1857-1858) -- "A David greater than the Democratic Goliath": The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858) -- That presidential grub gnaws deep: pursuing the Republican nomination (1859-1860) -- "The most available presidential candidate for unadulterated Republicans": The Chicago Convention (May 1860) -- "I have been elected mainly on the cry 'honest old Abe'": the presidential campaign (May-November 1860) -- "I will suffer death before I will consent to any concession or compromise": President-elect in Springfield, 1860-1861 -- "What if I appoint Cameron, whose very name stinks in the nostrils of the people for his corruption?": cabinet-making in Springfield, 1860-1861
  • v. 2 "The man does not live who is more devoted to peace than I am, but it may be necessary to put the foot down firmly": from Springfield to Washington (February 11-22, 1861) -- "I am now going to be master": inauguration (February 23- March 4, 1861) -- "A man so busy letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can't stop to put out the fire that is burning in the other": distributing patronage (March-April 1861) -- "You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors": the Fort Sumter crisis (March-April 1861) -- "I intend to give blows": the hundred days (April-July 1861) -- Sitzkrieg: the phony war (August 1861-January 1862) -- "This damned old house": the Lincoln family in the executive mansion -- "I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me": from the slough of despond to the gates of Richmond (January-July 1862) -- "The hour comes for dealing with slavery": playing the last trump card (January-July 1862) -- "Would you prosecute the war with Elder-Stalk Squirts, charged with rose water?": the soft war turns hard (July-September 1862) -- "I am not a bold man, but I have the knack of sticking to my promises!": the Emancipation Proclamation (September-December 1862) -- "Go forward, and give us victories": from the mud march to Gettysburg (January-July 1863) -- "The signs look better": victory at the polls and in the field (July-November 1863) -- "I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause": reconstruction and renomination (November 1863-June 1864) -- "Hold on with a bulldog grip and chew and choke as much as possible": the grand offensive (May-August 1864) -- "The wisest radical of all": reelection (September-November 1864) -- "Let the thing be pressed": victory at last (November 1864-April 1865) -- "I feel a presentiment that I shall not outlast the rebellion. When it is over, my work will be done": the final days (April 9-15, 1865)
Control code
ocn190596915
Dimensions
26 cm, in slipcase 27 cm
Extent
2 volumes, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780801889936
Lccn
2007052919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o190596915
  • (OCoLC)190596915
Label
Abraham Lincoln : a life, Michael Burlingame
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1 "I have seen a good deal of the back side of this world": Childhood in Kentucky (1809-1816) -- "I used to be a slave": boyhood and adolescence in Indiana (1816-1830) -- "Separated from his father, he studied English grammar": New Salem (1831-1834) -- "A Napoleon of astuteness and political finesse": frontier legislator (1834-1837) -- "We must fight the devil with fire": Slasher-Gaff politico in Springfield (1837-1841) -- "It would just kill me to marry Mary Todd": courtship and marriage (1840-1842) -- "I have got the preacher by the balls": pursuing a seat in Congress (1843-1847) -- "A strong but judicious enemy to slavery": Congressman Lincoln (1847-1849) -- "I was losing interest in politics and went to the practice of law with greater earnestness than ever before": midlife crisis (1849-1854) -- "Aroused as he had never been before": reentering politics, (1854-1855) -- "Unite with us, and help us to triumph": building the Illinois Republican Party (1855-1857) -- "A house divided": Lincoln vs. Douglas (1857-1858) -- "A David greater than the Democratic Goliath": The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858) -- That presidential grub gnaws deep: pursuing the Republican nomination (1859-1860) -- "The most available presidential candidate for unadulterated Republicans": The Chicago Convention (May 1860) -- "I have been elected mainly on the cry 'honest old Abe'": the presidential campaign (May-November 1860) -- "I will suffer death before I will consent to any concession or compromise": President-elect in Springfield, 1860-1861 -- "What if I appoint Cameron, whose very name stinks in the nostrils of the people for his corruption?": cabinet-making in Springfield, 1860-1861
  • v. 2 "The man does not live who is more devoted to peace than I am, but it may be necessary to put the foot down firmly": from Springfield to Washington (February 11-22, 1861) -- "I am now going to be master": inauguration (February 23- March 4, 1861) -- "A man so busy letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can't stop to put out the fire that is burning in the other": distributing patronage (March-April 1861) -- "You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors": the Fort Sumter crisis (March-April 1861) -- "I intend to give blows": the hundred days (April-July 1861) -- Sitzkrieg: the phony war (August 1861-January 1862) -- "This damned old house": the Lincoln family in the executive mansion -- "I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me": from the slough of despond to the gates of Richmond (January-July 1862) -- "The hour comes for dealing with slavery": playing the last trump card (January-July 1862) -- "Would you prosecute the war with Elder-Stalk Squirts, charged with rose water?": the soft war turns hard (July-September 1862) -- "I am not a bold man, but I have the knack of sticking to my promises!": the Emancipation Proclamation (September-December 1862) -- "Go forward, and give us victories": from the mud march to Gettysburg (January-July 1863) -- "The signs look better": victory at the polls and in the field (July-November 1863) -- "I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause": reconstruction and renomination (November 1863-June 1864) -- "Hold on with a bulldog grip and chew and choke as much as possible": the grand offensive (May-August 1864) -- "The wisest radical of all": reelection (September-November 1864) -- "Let the thing be pressed": victory at last (November 1864-April 1865) -- "I feel a presentiment that I shall not outlast the rebellion. When it is over, my work will be done": the final days (April 9-15, 1865)
Control code
ocn190596915
Dimensions
26 cm, in slipcase 27 cm
Extent
2 volumes, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780801889936
Lccn
2007052919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o190596915
  • (OCoLC)190596915

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