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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 liked the book a lot. I had just finished "Burr" when I started into "Lincoln", so Vidal's pattern of character development was something I had grown used to. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Bill Piekney
I expected more after reading Burr, Julian, and Creation. My distaste for Lincoln surely colors my opinion, but this just wasn't a very fun read.Published 18 days ago by Douglas W. McKay
A great read. Lincoln is an eminently fascinating fellow who towers above any politician before him or since. Thus many books have been written about him.....as it should be. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Violablue
A stunning portrayal of the man within his times, and those times being seen through the lucid, discriminating eye of Mr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by William
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 2 months 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 4 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 4 months ago by Dennis J. McCarn