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But what if most everything you knew about Lincoln were false? What if, instead of an American hero who sought to free the slaves, Lincoln were in fact a calculating politician who waged the bloodiest war in American history in order to build an empire that rivaled Great Britain's? In The Real Lincoln, author Thomas J. DiLorenzo uncovers a side of Lincoln not told in many history books and overshadowed by the immense Lincoln legend.
Through extensive research and meticulous documentation, DiLorenzo portrays the 16th president as a man who devoted his political career to revolutionizing the American form of government from one that was very limited in scope and highly decentralized - as the Founding Fathers intended - to a highly centralized, activist state. Standing in his way, however, was the South, with its independent states, its resistance to the national government, and its reliance on unfettered free trade.
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By Amazon Customer on 01-29-18
the eye opening book on Lincoln!
in this well-written book not only citations from other books but from the subjects own words is used to describe the real Lincoln. highly recommended for any true scholar of the life of Lincoln and the true source of the Civil War.
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By Amazon Customer on 04-18-18
This book presents such a fascinating perspective of Lincoln as a dictator. While some of the claims of the author are a little extreme, the general thesis is very well supported.
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