Winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize for the best work on the Civil War published in 1999! "A full-scale intellectual biography that follows the course of Lincoln's political career but also takes him seriously as a thinker. Deeply probes his religious and political roots,"---First Things. 528 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.
Since its publication little more than three years ago, Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President has garnered numerous accolades, not least the prestigious 1999 Lincoln Prize. Allen Guelzo's biography of America's most celebrated president is newly available in paperback. The first "intellectual biography" of Lincoln, this work explores the role of ideas in Lincoln's life, treating him as a serious thinker deeply involved in the nineteenth-century debates over politics, religion, and culture. Written with passion and dramatic impact, Guelzo's masterful study offers a revealing new perspective on a man whose life was in many ways a paradox. As journalist Richard N. Ostling notes, "Much has been written about Lincoln's belief and disbelief, " but Guelzo's extraordinary account "goes deeper."
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