Lincoln: A President for the Ages

the 1st American. Frontiersman and backwoods legal professional. Teller of bawdy stories and a spellbinding orator. A champion of liberty a few referred to as a would-be tyrant. Savior of the Union and the good Emancipator. these kind of are Abraham Lincoln—in his time America’s so much fashionable and reviled chief, and nonetheless our nation’s such a lot enigmatic and fascinating hero.

Timed to enrich the hot movie Lincoln, directed via Steven Spielberg, Lincoln: A President for the Ages introduces a brand new Lincoln grappling with a few of history’s maximum demanding situations. might Lincoln have dropped the bomb on Hiroshima? How may he behavior the warfare on Terror? could he desire women’s suffrage or homosexual rights? may today’s Lincoln be a celebrity on fb and Twitter? might he embody the non secular right—or denounce it?

The solutions come from an all-star array of historians and students, together with Jean Baker, Richard Carwardine, Dan Farber, Andrew Ferguson, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Allen C. Guelzo, Harold Holzer, James Malanowski, James Tackach, Frank J. Williams, and Douglas L. Wilson. Lincoln also positive aspects actor/activist Gloria Reuben describing how she performed Elizabeth Keckley, the former-slave-turned-confidante of First girl Mary Todd Lincoln; and a variety of speeches and letters that discover little-known aspects of Lincoln; “The Faces of Lincoln,” exploring his complicated modern legacy.

Whether you’re a life-time admirer of Lincoln or newly intrigued by way of his tale, Lincoln: A President for the Ages deals a desirable glimpse of his many-sided legacy.

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