LINCOLN'S JOURNEY TO GREATNESS by Victor Searcher
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LINCOLN'S JOURNEY TO GREATNESS

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This is an intensive and well documented description of two weeks in the life of Abraham Lincoln, culminating in his inaugural address and his taking the oath of office. The twelve-day trip of the newly elected President included overnight stos in Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, and then home to Washington, -- a journey of some danger and an exhausting itinerary for those days, and one in which at every step Lincoln risked alienating himself from his already agitated countrymen. In this account of how Lincoln accepted the challenge, we get not only a vivid portrayal of Lincoln the man and politician, but we also are given a key to the events of the following years in which the country was racked by a Civil War. A book to be read by all students of American history, a substantial and interesting tribute to one of America's most dedicated men.

Pub Date: April 11th, 1960
Publisher: Winston