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A writer that can make a reader feel that way has, in my opinion, truly accomplished something.
Having read Burr, 1876, Julian, Creation and many other works by Gore Vidal, I was well prepared for the style of the novel.
Vidal excels in bringing his characters to life, and the novel is rich in dialogue and intrigue.
I believe this to be Abraham Lincoln as he really was - a successful and wealthy railroad lawyer turned savvy politician who hides his ambition and grit behind backcountry... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jerry Borrowman
This book concerns the life and politics of Lincoln from when he was first elected just before the start of the civil war to his assassination which occurred shortly after his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nelson Mostow
Gore Vidal is an expert in creating this type of gossipy history. Well done in its own way.
However, to know the true Lincoln, read Carl Sandburg's "Lincoln, The Prairie... Read more
A fantastic read! This is one of the best books Mr. Vidal ever wrote. I enjoyed it so much I got this copy for a friend. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dennis J. McCarn
Engrossing novel Instead of Lincoln as icon, Vidal give us a fascinating human being during his few years in office. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Sommer
Lincoln by Gore Vidal is a detailed account of what may have been the background for his life and political career. I probably would have rated it a 5 but it was too long for me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Barbara O. Baggott
Accurate historical depiction of Lincoln. You won't find the White House Oval Office in this Lincoln book :)Published 3 months ago by FISH