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Though many portraits of the 16th President have been published since this first appeared in 1916, this remains one of the best.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Charnwood'sLincoln is one of the clearest analyses everattempted. It possesses an almost noble rhythm that makes it rank as literature. . . . His book sought the reasons behindLincoln's actions and lifted the whole field of Lincolnstudies to an international plane which later writers wouldkeep in view. (Andrew Rolle, author of Lincoln: A Contemporary Portrait)
LordCharnwood'sremains the best Lincoln biography. It captures the interweaving of principle and prudence thatmakes Lincoln our most impressive and interesting politicalfigure. (William Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard The Weekly Standard)
Charnwood'sbiography remains one of the great landmarks in Lincoln literature because of its elegant style, itstransatlantic perspective, and its thoughtful, keenlyinvestigative approach to the subject. (Don E. Fehrenbacher, Stanford University)
TherearemanyLincolns on our shelves, but Charnwood's Abraham Lincoln is still the one I reach for and read with the greatest satisfaction. (William S. McFeely, Author, Grant: A Biography)
CharnwoodsawLincoln in enlightened, universal terms, asLincoln saw himself at his best. (Gabor Boritt, Author, Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream)
Foroverfiftyyears I have been recommending it . . . Nobiography written in the intervening years . . . comes close toCharnwood in its appreciation of Lincoln's intellectualbrilliance and grandeur. (Harry V. Jaffa, Philosophy Emeritus at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School)
Itshouldremainrobustly alive as long as readers arefascinated by the vagaries of individual character andenthralled by masterly storytelling. Those unacquaintedwith the book should read it. Those who have not read it recently should read it again. (Alf J. Mapp Jr., author, Thomas Jefferson: Passionate Pilgrim and Frock Coats and Epaulets)
Thoughmanyportraits of the 16th President have beenpublished since this first appearedin1916,thisremainsone of the best. (Library Journal) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In the past 5 years I have read at least 15 books on Lincoln. Most of those biographies. What makes so many of us continually drawn to continue to want to more about Lincoln. Read morePublished 14 days ago by jerry wayne simpkins
Lord Charnwood displayed an outstanding knowledge and understanding of the American History of the time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CodyB
found it boring and difficult to finish. does not do justice to the great man. it is a let down.Published 1 month ago by Subhash Mehta
Very well-written book by a distant observer. The perspective of the British lends to an entertaining read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by donh
This was written for the Brits and thus didn't include information which I consider necessary to support the reader not too familiar with this period of history;Published 2 months ago by Pete & Bunk
An excellent read. The author clearly presents Lincoln's views on slavery and the integrity of the union of states. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ms. Dara Lee Howard
Even though I was surprised that the front cover of the Kindle book spelt the author's name incorrectly, I thoroughly enjoyed this biography. Read morePublished 4 months ago by V. C. Baker