The Resource Congressman Lincoln : the making of America's greatest president, Christopher Derose

Congressman Lincoln : the making of America's greatest president, Christopher Derose

Label
Congressman Lincoln : the making of America's greatest president
Title
Congressman Lincoln
Title remainder
the making of America's greatest president
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Derose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1847, Abraham Lincoln arrived in Washington in near anonymity. After years of outmaneuvering political adversaries and leveraging friendships, he emerged the surprising victor of the Whig Party nomination, winning a seat in the House of Representatives. Yet following a divisive single term, he would return to Illinois a failed job applicant with a damaged reputation in his home state, and no path forward in politics. Defeated, unpopular, and out of office, Lincoln now seemed worse off politically than when his journey began. But what actually transpired between 1847 and 1849 revealed a man married to his political, moral, and ethical ideals. These were the defining years of a future president and the prelude to his singular role as the center of a gathering political storm. With keen insight into a side of Lincoln never so thoroughly investigated or exhaustively researched, historian Chris DeRose explores this extraordinary, unpredictable, and oftentimes conflicted turning point in his career.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.4
LC item number
.D46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Congressman Lincoln : the making of America's greatest president, Christopher Derose
Label
Congressman Lincoln : the making of America's greatest president, Christopher Derose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-313) and index
Contents
The most ambitious man in the world -- The right to rise -- Turnabout is fair play -- Lincoln for Congress -- A house divided -- Lincoln's Washington -- The secret question -- A great president-making machine -- The questions of war -- War and peace -- Not a sinecure -- The gallows of Haman -- Internal improvements -- The trouble with Oregon -- Lincoln the young Indian -- Miles gone by -- The valiant demolisher of windmills -- With malice toward some -- -- The last full measure -- General Taylor's grand triumphal march -- The comet at the end of the world
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed.
Extent
xi, 335 p.
Isbn
9781451695144
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012038827
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793221077
  • (OCoLC)ocn793221077

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