Lincoln's gamble : The Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War. / Todd Brewster.
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- ISBN: 9781451693904 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War. On July 12, 1862, Abraham Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, doing precisely that. In between, however, was perhaps the most tumultuous six months of his presidency, an episode during which the sixteenth president fought bitterly with his generals, disappointed his cabinet, and sank into painful bouts of clinical depression. Most surprising, the man who would be remembered as "The Great Emancipator" did not hold firm to his belief in emancipation. He agonized over the decision and was wracked by private doubts almost to the moment when he inked the decree that would change a nation. Popular myth would have us believe that Lincoln did not suffer from such indecision,...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Scribner, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 8376 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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