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I was using this book for research purposes, specifically on Lincoln's personal beliefs. Cross-referencing with other materials that cite the same sources (as well as the cited... Read morePublished 17 months ago by night-odin
The hagiographies on Lincoln pour forth by the year. He has come to be all things to all collectivists. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This book hardly qualifies as a history, only doing so by the nature of the categorization process in which any book which deals with the past is labeled "history". Read morePublished on October 27, 2008 by Kristin D. Morgan
avoid this book. bad information. author writes the book to
fit his opinion. facts are distorted, unchecked. get it off
the shelf and into the trash.
Lind, it should be noted, is a journalist and public policy writer, not a professional historian. Nevertheless, this is an interesting and well-researched look at Abraham Lincoln... Read morePublished on March 9, 2006 by Jeffrey Bergman
Michael Lind's masterful political biography gives us the real Lincoln. No saint, he was a man whose views on race mirrored the Social Darwinism of his times. Read morePublished on July 11, 2005 by John R. Roberts
I enjoyed this book. The attempt to describe the character of Lincln in the context of his era was excellent, though I thought Lind at times got on his own soap box about race and... Read morePublished on June 26, 2005 by John M. Lyons
The drawing of a baleful Abraham Lincoln on the jacket of this book is a tip-off. The author emphasizes the negative about the sixteenth president at about every turn, especially... Read morePublished on June 14, 2005 by Christian Schlect