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One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War Hardcover – October 30, 2007
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I've never read a book by John C. Waugh before. On one or two occasions, people have recommended books by him to me, and I think I have a copy of one of his books floating around here somewhere, but I never did get to it. This book crossed my path, and the time was right so I read it. I have to say I think I'm going to have to find that other book, because this volume is very well-written and interesting. I really enjoyed it.
The author writes in a folksy style, sourcing quotes from local press accounts of the time, memoirs, and early Lincoln biographies. Mr. Waugh uses the Little Giant, Senator Douglas, and his long-time and somewhat unusual relationship to the up-and-coming Lincoln as a common thread throughout his book.
Not broad or deep scholarship, but worth reading for one in need of an introduction to, or reminder of, the greatness embodied in the one who finally ended slavery within our land.
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Good flow and details to this Lincoln bio. Ends at the assumption of the office of POTUS. Fast read.Published 18 months ago by RJ
all aspects from his birth to inauguration are expertly researched, documented and distilled.
Interesting depth on the total person and in how he matured into greatness.
Obama has been speaking about Lincoln in most of his speeches. This was one book to read about the 16th president. I suggest others take a look at it too.Published on March 15, 2009