Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2002 M12 20 - 528 páginas
An enlightening "intellectual biography" of Lincoln, Allen Guelzo's peerless account of America's most celebrated president explores the role of ideas in Lincoln's life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the nineteenth-century debates over politics, religion, and culture. Written with passion and dramatic impact, Guelzo's masterful study offers a revealing new perspective on a man whose life was in many ways a paradox.

Since its original publication in 1999, Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President has garnered numerous accolades, not least the prestigious 2000 Lincoln Prize. As journalist Richard N. Ostling has noted, "Much has been written about Lincoln's belief and disbelief," but Guelzo's extraordinary account "goes deeper."

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Very engaging biography on Lincoln, detailing his philosophy, religiosity, and general thought life. Guelzo does well in showing Lincoln to be a man of deep convictions as well as showing how those ... Leer comentario completo

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This was a wonderful read, full of information. One criticism I have is I thought Guelzo went out of his way to declare Lincoln a non-Christian. I would highly recommend this biography.

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The Strife of Ideas
3
The American System
26
The Costs of Union
64
The Doctrine of Necessity
102
The Fuel of Interest
143
Moral Principle Is All That Unites Us
185
An Accidental President
228
War in a Conciliatory Style
269
Voice Out of the Whirlwind
311
Whig Jupiter
352
Malice Toward None
397
The Redeemer President
439
A Note on the Sources
465
Index
500
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Allen C. Guelzo is the dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern College, where he is also the Grace F. Kea Professor of American History.

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