Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Life

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alaplYesterday, I was pleased to receive a review copy of James M. McPherson’s upcoming release, Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Life from Oxford University Press. It is scheduled to be released on the date marking the 200th year since Lincoln’s birth. While I’ve yet to complete it, I was impressed by Dr. McPherson’s candor in the introduction about his own shift in opinion about Lincoln and his presidency. While initially critical of Lincoln, not unlike the abolitionists of the era of his presidency, McPherson’s years of study brought new appreciation for Lincoln’s skills as an adroit commander-in-chief tasked with challenges of incredible complexity.

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (February 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0195374525
ISBN-13: 978-0195374520
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches

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  1. Lincoln was a complex man and had complex problems to deal with in his times that definitely rival the issues our country faces today.


    November 17, 2008 at 6:31 am

  2. Rene,

    How did you get your review copy? Were you contacted, or did you contact them? I would be interested in checking out that book for my site.


    Daniel Sauerwein

    November 17, 2008 at 2:05 pm

  3. Daniel,

    I was contacted by the marketing folks at Oxford University Press to do a review on WigWags. I can shoot you the contact name in an email.


    Rene Tyree

    November 17, 2008 at 6:52 pm

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