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I am fascinated by all that created the Civil War and horrified by the losses to both North and South. In so many ways we are still fighting those battles. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Granny CJ
What a powerful tale! More than simply another perspective on Lincoln, this spectacular book integrates Lincoln's life and times with its impact on American society in the late... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Retired Guy
This book is a wonderful achievement and a significant contribution to the history of the Civil War era. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bradley Nelson
Should be required reading for college students. Explains a lot about the conditions leading up to the Civil War and the reasons behind the failure of Reconstruction.Published 11 months ago by A. Teserovitch
Fantastic read. Burton has the unique ability to convey the multiplicity that animated sweeping social progress of that era. Read morePublished 12 months ago by DanaShields
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 on November 15, 2013 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