Abraham Lincoln: A Press Portrait
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BeschreibungThis striking portrait of Abraham Lincoln found in this book is drawn entirely from the writing of his contemporaries and extends from his political beginnings in Springfield to his assassination. It reveals a more severely beleaguered, less godlike, and finally a richer Lincoln than has come through many of the biographies of Lincoln written at a distance after his death. To those who are familiar only with the various "retouched" versions of Lincoln's life, Abraham Lincoln: A Press Portrait will be a welcome -- if sometimes surprising -- addition to the literature surrounding the man who is perhaps the central figure in all of American history.The brutality, indeed that malignancy of some of the treatment Lincoln received at the hands of the press may well shock those readers who believe the second half of the twentieth century has a monopoly on the journalism of insult, outrage, and indignation. That Lincoln acted with the calm and clarity he did under the barrage of such attacks can only enhance his stature as one of the great political leaders of any nation at any time.
PortraitHerbert Mitgang is an author, playwright, journalist, and teacher. He is author or editor of 15 books in the fields of history, law, literature, reportage and fiction for which he has received wide recognition and numerous awards.
Pressestimmena[A Press Portrait] . . . reminds us of the bitterness and tension of the Civil War years, and Mr. Mitgangas anthology helps us to see the wartime President as he appeared to his own generation.a
Untertitel: 'North's Civil War (Hardcover)'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: FORDHAM UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2000
Seitenanzahl: 519 Seiten