The Resource Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume II, 1849-1856, Sidney Blumenthal

Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume II, 1849-1856, Sidney Blumenthal

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Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume II, 1849-1856
Title
Wrestling with his angel
Title remainder
the political life of Abraham Lincoln
Title number
Volume II
Title part
1849-1856
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Blumenthal
Title variation
  • Wrestling with his angel
  • Wrestling with his angel
  • Political life of Abraham Lincoln
  • Political life of Abraham Lincoln
  • Political life of Abraham Lincoln
Title variation remainder
  • the political life of Abraham Lincoln
  • the political life of Abraham Lincoln
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eng
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Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois, and he finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Now, in Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency. The Washington Monthly hailed Blumenthal's Volume I as, "splendid...no one can come away from reading A Self-Made Man without eagerly anticipating the ensuing volumes." Now, in one of the greatest American success stories, Wrestling With His Angel brings Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes control of the nation's most profound spiritual crisis, slavery, and enters the battle for the nation's soul
Biography type
individual biography
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FMG
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.45
LC item number
.B58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume II, 1849-1856, Sidney Blumenthal
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 581 pages
Isbn
9781501153785
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unmediated
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