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This volume of the biography of Abraham Lincoln covers Lincoln’s early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s. Burlingame also offers new interpretations of Lincoln’s private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd and the untimely deaths of two sons to disease.

But through it all—his difficult childhood, his contentious political career, a fratricidal war, and tragic personal losses—Lincoln preserved a keen sense of humor and acquired a psychological maturity that proved to be the North’s most valuable asset in winning the Civil War.

Published to coincide with the two hundredth anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, this landmark publication establishes Burlingame as the most assiduous Lincoln biographer of recent memory and brings Lincoln alive to modern readers as never before.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “No review could do complete justice to the magnificent two-volume biography that has been so well-wrought by Michael Burlingame.”

    Christopher Hitchens

  • “A magisterial enterprise.”

    New York Times

  • “If you aspire to ultimate Lincoln knowledge this is a must-read.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A complete view of Lincoln's life…thorough.”

    US News and World Report

  • “These monumental volumes deserve a wide readership.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “This book supplants [Carl] Sandburg and supersedes all other biographies. Future Lincoln books cannot be written without it, and from no other book can a general reader learn so much about Abraham Lincoln. It is the essential title for the bicentennial.”

    Publishers Weekly

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