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"A startlingly original and deeply thoughtful analysis of Abraham Lincoln. If you are looking to read just one book on Lincoln, this landmark gem is the one!"--Douglas Brinkley
"A dramatically engaging and intellectually stimulating rendering of the life of our greatest president."--Thomas J. Knock, Southern Methodist University
"McGovern’s Lincoln is a finely wrought gem. In this small volume McGovern captures Lincoln’s character and leadership strength better than many weighty tomes. It is a worthy addition to the brilliant American Presidents Series."--Doris Kearns Goodwin
"Short and sweet… a well-timed entry in Times Books’ presidents series."—Boston Sunday Globe
"Abraham Lincoln is an entry in the highly regarded American Presidents series… A fine read for those who want to know about Lincoln but may not have the time for the more in-depth biographies."—Bookpage
"Compact and commanding… With considerable skill and insight, McGovern… crafts a biography snappy, clear and comprehensive enough to please general readers, students and scholars alike… he nails the essential strengths, flaws, failures and achievements of America’s most revered leader… McGovern’s overall depiction is one of a complex, tolerant and extraordinary man who simultaneously preserved the Union and transformed the nation."—Kirkus Reviews
"McGovern finds an inspiring lesson in what a man can do with his life. McGovern's Lincoln is a smart, ambitious striver who overcame humble origins, repeated setbacks and spells of depression… when McGovern's lucid homage concludes, ‘We wish our leaders could be more like Lincoln; we wish we all could be,’ readers are likely to agree."—Publishers Weekly
"In this compact but convincing portrait, [McGovern] assesses Lincoln’s greatness in terms of his ability to use his humble origins… faith in American democracy, gifts of language, and personal self-confidence… The biography warrants reading to catch the sense of Lincoln’s greatness, both for his own day and ours."—Library Journal
"[A] fine préscis… [McGovern] clearly enunciates the great changes that Lincoln and the war began to effect."— Booklist
And Abraham Lincoln exercised great energy as President.
Ultimately, this book is a great quick read for those who are just starting out and want to know a bit more about our 16th president.
This addition to the wonderfully compact American President's series is one of the best yet (I have read a dozen of them so far).
An excellent book, well-written, a first class addition to any collection.Published 28 days ago by bernard billian
I love reading and studying about abraham lincoln and his time as president and his trails during the civil war period.Published 1 month ago by matt
I began reading this series to learn more about the obscure Presidents, whereas I already knew a fair amount about Lincoln. It was the identity of the author that intrigued me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Captain K
I read all the Biographies of the Presidents by way of the Presidential series. If you are going to do it, read John Hancock first because he was the first Continental Congress... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Frank Anderson
Honest Abe was truly a great man, and I learned that from this book. McGovern did a fantastic job at providing imagery and telling of Lincoln's early life and hardships and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Maria Macasieb
The American Presidents series consists of brief biographies, usually about 200 pages, of the men who have served as our chief executives. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James Gallen
I think you will enjoy this one even if you know a lot about this president. Insightful, accurate and a lot of feeling. Bravo.Published 18 months ago by Mark Borden
Read it the first time from the library...Had to have a copy of my own. This is an excellent book, A good quick read to get you to appreciate who Lincoln was and what he did as... Read morePublished 19 months ago by John D. Franklin
Arguably one of, if not the best, book that I have read from The American President Series. I learned much more about the Master Politician that Lincoln was. Read morePublished 19 months ago by scarback