About the Author
DON E. FEHRENBACHER (1920-1997), whom the historian George Fredrickson called the foremost Lincoln scholar of his generation, was professor of history at Stanford University and the author of several books, including Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850s
, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics
, and Lincoln in Text and Context
. Shortly before his death, he was awarded the 1997 Lincoln Prize, the nations highest annual award for Civil War studies.
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