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This two-volume work is long. However, the investment of time and thought required to read it is well worthwhile. Burlingame's comprehensive biography draws on a remarkable quantity of contemporaneous documents; letters, diaries, newspapers and many other sources. The effect is to leave the reader with a clear sense of the evolving political, social, economic and cultural context in which Lincoln's life and work unfolded. Most important, this biography reveals the profound significance of Abraham Lincoln to our country and the world. I recommend it highly.
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A great account of one of the greatest human beings ever. Brings out his best character, his faults and his selfless leadership at its best.
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Mispronunciations of some proper names, e.g NabuSco for Nabucco. Diction sometimes obscures meaning. Book itself as reviewed by Amazon reviewers. I regret using a credit to buy this.
Michael Burlingames autobiography of Abraham Lincoln is surely the best and most painstaking account of the world's foremost stateman. It is long, very long but never dull and utterly brilliant.
A fitting tribute to the genius of its subject.