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This review is from: Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year (Hardcover)
McPherson writes in the New York Review of Books that Von Drehle "makes the pages crackle with life and energy" and it couldn't be more true. Rise to Greatness takes an entertaining and detailed dive into a critical year in US history and Von Drehle gives Lincoln a soul and complexity not available in most history books. It's hard to put down once you open it. A great read!