Lincoln

Lincoln

The Biography of A Writer

Paperback - 2010
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For Abraham Lincoln, whether he was composing love letters, speeches, or legal arguments, words mattered. In Lincoln, acclaimed biographer Fred Kaplan explores the life of America's sixteenth president through his use of language as a vehicle both to express complex ideas and feelings and as an instrument of persuasion and empowerment. Like the other great canonical writers of American literature - a status he is gradually attaining - Lincoln had a literary career that is inseparable from his life story. An admirer and avid reader of Burns, Byron, Shakespeare, and the Old Testament, Lincoln was the most literary of our presidents. His views on love, liberty, and human nature were shaped by his reading and knowledge of literature.
Published: New York :, HarperPerennial,, 2010.
Edition: First Harper Perennial edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780060773366
0060773367
Branch Call Number: B LIN
Characteristics: viii, 406 pages ;,21 cm

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