Lincoln: a life of purpose and power

Book Cover
Average Rating
Alfred A. Knopf,
Pub. Date:
2006, c2003.
An original and deeply insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln, already awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize. As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb biography, the highly regarded Oxford University historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln both in his dramatic political journey and in his nation-shaping White House years. Through his groundbreaking research, Carwardine probes the sources of Lincoln's moral and political philosophy. We see how, while pursuing office, Lincoln drew strength from public opinion and the machinery of his party. We see him, as a wartime president, recognizing the limits as well as the possibilities of power, and the necessity of looking for support beyond his own administration. We see how he turned to the churches, to their humanitarian agencies, and to the volunteer Union Army for allies in his struggle to end slavery. In illuminating the political talents that went hand in hand with large and serious moral purpose, Carwardine gives us a fresh, important portrait of the incomparable Abraham Lincoln.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Accelerated Reader:
Level 12.7, 30 Points
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ab07a706-1149-8878-9910-f6cb2433efd1
Grouping Title lincoln a life of purpose and power
Grouping Author carwardine richard
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-23 03:55:28AM
Last Indexed 2019-09-18 04:25:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 30
accelerated_reader_reading_level 12.7
author Carwardine, Richard.
author_display Carwardine, Richard
available_at_broomfield Broomfield
detailed_location_broomfield Broomfield Biographies
format_broomfield Book
format_category_broomfield Books
id ab07a706-1149-8878-9910-f6cb2433efd1
isbn 9781400044566
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b16250904 .i22861993 Broomfield Biographies 973.7092 Lincoln 1 false false On Shelf Feb 14, 2019 mdnab
itype_broomfield hardcover book
last_indexed 2019-09-18T10:25:25.424Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_broomfield 973.7092 Lincoln
owning_library_broomfield Broomfield
owning_location_broomfield Broomfield
primary_isbn 9781400044566
publishDate 2006
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b16250904 Book Books English Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, c2003. xv, 394 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b16250904 .i22861993 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865
title_display Lincoln : a life of purpose and power
title_full Lincoln : a life of purpose and power / Richard Carwardine
title_short Lincoln :
title_sub a life of purpose and power
topic_facet History
Lincoln, Abraham
Politics and government