Abraham Lincoln Makers of the Nineteenth Century 1917 #2
by Lord Charnwood Third Edition Author's Edition
Original 1917 Edition
Publisher-Printing Location: Henry Holt and Company, New York The Quinn & Boden Co. Press Ranway, N.J.
Date and Numbering:1917 Size and Page Count: 6" X 8" Tall 482+ Pages
Condition:-Good- no dust jacket, dark blue cloth binding, gilt lettering on spine cover, spine rubbing on top and bottom, inside of hindges cracked, light page yellowing, complete.
Illustrations Information:Frontispiece of Lincoln, index and FOLD OUT MAP
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Though it is dated in some of its facts and assessments,Lord Charnwood's classic study of Lincoln remains one of the dozen or so greatest books ever written about our greatest President. What sets it apart from most other studies of the sixteenth President is the attention it gives the intellectual and spiritual underpinnings of Lincoln's life and actions. It is, in short a work of philosophical history, not a dry recitation of facts. Charnwood is interested in the moral meaning of democracy and the scope and limits of democratic leadership. He performs his task beautifully. I , for one , found his old-fashioned Victorian prose a joy to read, and a relief from the cliche' ridden jargon that too often passes for literate prose today. A great book by a foreign observer of America, fully worthy of being placed beside Tocqueville and Bryce. Review By Joseph Harder