From Library Journal
Guelzo's Abraham Lincoln tackles the president's moral and religious beliefs and focuses on the emancipation of slaves. It's a curious, even fascinating book because Lincoln, a 19th-century liberal, did not adhere to an organized religion, although he frequently used biblical language to express himself. Guelzo believes Lincoln's freeing of the slaves was an act that had economic roots and superseded morality to lay down the foundations of modern capitalism as well as the Republican Party. Except for an awkward introduction, the work is easy listening a narrative of Lincoln's life that spells out his beliefs in the context of the times. Narrator Edward Lewis tries hard but is held back by the author's turgid prose. For large libraries with big budgets. James L. Dudley, Westhampton, NY
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