Lincoln on the Verge - Ted Widmer

Lincoln on the Verge

By Ted Widmer

  • Release Date: 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 40 Ratings

Description

WINNER OF THE LINCOLN FORUM BOOK PRIZE

“A Lincoln classic...superb.” ­—The Washington Post

“A book for our time.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin

Lincoln on the Verge tells the dramatic story of America’s greatest president discovering his own strength to save the Republic.

As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration—an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent. Lincoln on the Verge charts these pivotal thirteen days of travel, as Lincoln discovers his power, speaks directly to the public, and sees his country up close. Drawing on new research, this riveting account reveals the president-elect as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, as he foils an assassination attempt, forges an unbreakable bond with the American people, and overcomes formidable obstacles in order to take his oath of office.

Reviews

  • Clear, concise and very well organized!

    5
    By CarmelRon
    This book was such a pleasure because it was filled with so many obscure historical nuggets. A great read for anyone who is interested in Lincoln.