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The best historians are excellent story tellers, usually with a relatively detached style.
It is interesting that a huge fault line was a part of our founding, namely, the legal acceptance of slavery.
In fact, I don't read history books all that often, but this book is very well written and easy to read.
In The Age of Lincoln, Orville Vernon Burton does something not many historians often do, he provides his readers a compelling story about a subject of which much has been written. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rebecca S Dobrinski
Ok here's what I got from this book: A compelling and dramatic summary of the unbelievable ups and downs of the Lincoln influenced "Era" (about 1850 to 1900). Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by JC Davenport
Before I begin I should say that I have met Professor Burton, it was 25 years ago and while I did not study with him, he was a very impressive figure when he addressed my class on... Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by M. A Newman
The conflicts of the era and the issues at stake come alive. When Burton describes the betrayal of Lincolnian ideals in the failure to push Reconstruction forcefully and... Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by Robert Shair
Have not read this book as yet, however, met the author at the annual Lincoln meeting in Springfield. Read morePublished on December 17, 2010 by M. Tate
The Age of Lincoln is an excellent book for anyone interested in the events leading up to the Civil War, The Civil War itself, or the thoughts of the nation immediately after the... Read morePublished on May 27, 2010 by Dan Blankenship
Its a great read very informitive,the author Mr.Burton did a good job in keeping you well informed of events that
occured in the life of Lincoln.
This book is a highly illuminating, sweeping look at the thinking, mindsets, and attitudes in the era beginning a couple of decades before Lincoln's presidency and continuing to... Read morePublished on January 24, 2010 by J. Grattan
I really liked this book. It was an easy read and well organized.