Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
  • Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
  • Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
  • Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
ISBN: 0465040012
EAN13: 9780465040018
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 26, 2016
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.2" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Abraham Lincoln grew up in the long shadow of the Founding Fathers. Seeking an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, Lincoln turned to the great men of the founding-Washington, Paine, Jefferson-and their great documents-the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution-for knowledge, guidance, inspiration, and purpose. Out of the power vacuum created by their passing, Lincoln emerged from among his peers as the true inheritor of the Founders' mantle, bringing their vision to bear on the Civil War and the question of slavery.

In Founders' Son, celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser presents a compelling new biography of Abraham Lincoln that highlights his lifelong struggle to carry on the work of the Founding Fathers. Following Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, D.C., Brookhiser shows us every side of the man: laborer, lawyer, congressman, president; storyteller, wit, lover of ribald jokes; depressive, poet, friend, visionary. And he shows that despite his many roles and his varied life, Lincoln returned time and time again to the Founders. They were rhetorical and political touchstones, the basis of his interest in politics, and the lodestars guiding him as he navigated first Illinois politics and then the Read More chevron_right

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