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Out of the Wilderness: THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
by William Hanchett
University of Illinois Press, 1994
Cloth: 978-0-252-02111-4 | Paper: 978-0-252-06400-5
Library of Congress Classification E457.H237 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.7092

        In Out of Darkness William Hanchett, a leading Lincoln Scholar,
        follows Abraham Lincoln from his birth and chronicles his thirst for education,
        his achievements as a lawyer and congressman, his presidency, and his
      Hanchett gives readers a deeper understanding of how Lincoln's self-directed
        study and clear thinking offset his lack of a formal education, enabling
        him to become a respected and successful attorney. He also shows how Lincoln's
        uncanny leadership helped him to end slavery and still keep the divided
        North sufficiently united to win the Civil War. By focusing on a variety
        of roles and settings, Hanchett invites readers to get to know Lincoln
        as a president, as well as a lover, husband, father, and friend.
      "Excellent! Hanchett is a fine writer, and his biography of Lincoln
        is succinct and thought-provoking."
        -- Frank J. Williams, president, Abraham Lincoln Association

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