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by David Herbert Donald

Author: David Herbert Donald
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage; Subsequent edition (February 13, 2001)
Pages: 228 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.6
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Lincoln Reconsidered - David Herbert Donald.

Lincoln Reconsidered - David Herbert Donald. Alfred A. Knopf, surely the greatest American publisher, had a pawky sense of humor. He had published my first book, Lincoln’s Herndon, in 1948, and in 1955 I presented for his consideration a collection of my essays on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. He liked the essays but was troubled that I didn’t have a title for the book. Though a slim book, Lincoln Reconsidered has had considerable impact on the study of the Civil War era. Widely used in colleges, and even in high schools, it has stimulated other historians to think afresh about the period.

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Praise for David Herbert Donald Mr. Donald is a rarity among American historical biographers, being . As its title implies, Lincoln Reconsidered is a book by David Herbert Donald that seeks to question current Lincoln dogma. Donald succeeds admirably. Donald is a rarity among American historical biographers, being not merely a man of irreproachable scholarship and balance but an interesting writer. Donald writes with lucidity and elegance. The book is enjoyable reading without being superficial, and achieves a tone of cheerful and neutral equanimity rather than a polemic assault on the canon of Lincoln scholarly opinion.

David Herbert Donald (1920–2009) was an American historian and the author of many books on the Civil War era, including Lincoln (1995), a New York Times bestseller widely regarded as the definitive biography of the US president. Donald twice won the Pulitzer Prize, for Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War (1960) and Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe (1987), and served as the Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University.

It starts out with a nice introdution about Lincoln and his times, the people he knew and worked with, then goes onto the politics and war. It had some anecdotes that you never see anywhere else. He paints Lincoln's portrait onto the background of the sectional conflict that led to the Civil War. Originally published about 1961, Donald's stories remain fresh and relevant. In fact the reader will encounter the thesis and outline for his recent prize-winning biography of Lincoln.

David Herbert Donald. David Herbert Donald, Lincoln biographer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has revised and updated his classic and influential book on Lincoln and the era he dominated.

Lincoln Reconsidered. David Herbert Donald, Lincoln biographer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has revised and updated his classic and influential book on Lincoln and the era he dominated

Lincoln Reconsidered. Essays on the Civil War Era. By David Herbert Donald.

Ari Hoogenboom, "David Herbert Donald: A Celebration," in A Master's Due: Essays in Honor of David Herbert Donald, ed. William J. Cooper, J. et a. Louisiana State University Press, 1985), 1-15. a b c d Famed Lincoln Scholar David Herbert Donald Dies National Public Radio.

David Herbert Donald, Lincoln biographer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has revised and updated his classic and influential book on Lincoln and the era he dominated.When Lincoln Reconsidered was first published it ushered in the process of rethinking the Civil War that continues to this day. In the third edition, David provides two important new essays, on Lincoln's patchy education—which we find was more extensive than even the great man realized—and on Lincoln's complex and conflicted relationship to the rule of law. Together with a new preface and a thoroughly updated bibliographical essay, Lincoln Reconsidered will continue to be a touchstone of Lincoln scholarship for decades to come.