A Novel

Book - 1984
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In this profoundly moving work of epic proportion and intense human sympathy, Abraham Lincoln is observed by his loved ones, his rivals, and his future assassins. Isolated in the ramshackle White House in the center of a pro-slavery city, Lincoln presides over a government that is itself fragmented. Even Lincoln's fellow Republicans treat him with contempt, accuse him of weakness and vacillation, then of highhandedness and dictatorship. Vidal gives us a portrait of America's great president that is at once intimate and public, stark and complex, and that will become for future generations the living Lincoln, the definitive Lincoln.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1984.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780394528953
Branch Call Number: PS3543.I26 L5 1984
Characteristics: 657 p. ; 24 cm.


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