Mardigian Library
Ask a QuestionMy Library Account
Search Library Catalog - Books, DVDs & More
Limit to available
More Searches
Limit results to available items
Find more results:
Search MelCat
More Information
Burlingame, Michael, 1941-
Abraham Lincoln : a life / Michael Burlingame
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E457 .B95 2008  v.1    AVAILABLE
 3rd Floor  E457 .B95 2008  v.2    AVAILABLE
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description 2 v., [24] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 26 cm., in slipcase 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents v.1 "I have seen a good deal of the back side of this world": Childhood in Kentucky (1809-1816) -- "I used to be a slave": boyhood and adolescence in Indiana (1816-1830) -- "Separated from his father, he studied English grammar": New Salem (1831-1834) -- "A Napoleon of astuteness and political finesse": frontier legislator (1834-1837) -- "We must fight the devil with fire": Slasher-Gaff politico in Springfield (1837-1841) -- "It would just kill me to marry Mary Todd": courtship and marriage (1840-1842) -- "I have got the preacher by the balls": pursuing a seat in Congress (1843-1847) -- "A strong but judicious enemy to slavery": Congressman Lincoln (1847-1849) -- "I was losing interest in politics and went to the practice of law with greater earnestness than ever before": midlife crisis (1849-1854) -- "Aroused as he had never been before": reentering politics, (1854-1855) -- "Unite with us, and help us to triumph": building the Illinois Republican Party (1855-1857) -- "A house divided": Lincoln vs. Douglas (1857-1858) -- "A David greater than the Democratic Goliath": The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858) -- That presidential grub gnaws deep: pursuing the Republican nomination (1859-1860) -- "The most available presidential candidate for unadulterated Republicans": The Chicago Convention (May 1860) -- "I have been elected mainly on the cry 'honest old Abe'": the presidential campaign (May-November 1860) -- "I will suffer death before I will consent to any concession or compromise": President-elect in Springfield, 1860-1861 -- "What if I appoint Cameron, whose very name stinks in the nostrils of the people for his corruption?": cabinet-making in Springfield, 1860-1861
v.2 "The man does not live who is more devoted to peace than I am, but it may be necessary to put the foot down firmly": from Springfield to Washington (February 11-22, 1861) -- "I am now going to be master": inauguration (February 23- March 4, 1861) -- "A man so busy letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can't stop to put out the fire that is burning in the other": distributing patronage (March-April 1861) -- "You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors": the Fort Sumter crisis (March-April 1861) -- "I intend to give blows": the hundred days (April-July 1861) -- Sitzkrieg: the phony war (August 1861-January 1862) -- "This damned old house": the Lincoln family in the executive mansion -- "I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me": from the slough of despond to the gates of Richmond (January-July 1862) -- "The hour comes for dealing with slavery": playing the last trump card (January-July 1862) -- "Would you prosecute the war with Elder-Stalk Squirts, charged with rose water?": the soft war turns hard (July-September 1862) -- "I am not a bold man, but I have the knack of sticking to my promises!": the Emancipation Proclamation (September-December 1862) -- "Go forward, and give us victories": from the mud march to Gettysburg (January-July 1863) -- "The signs look better": victory at the polls and in the field (July-November 1863) -- "I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause": reconstruction and renomination (November 1863-June 1864) -- "Hold on with a bulldog grip and chew and choke as much as possible": the grand offensive (May-August 1864) -- "The wisest radical of all": reelection (September-November 1864) -- "Let the thing be pressed": victory at last (November 1864-April 1865) -- "I feel a presentiment that I shall not outlast the rebellion. When it is over, my work will be done": the final days (April 9-15, 1865)

Mardigian Library, 4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491 313-593-5400 fax 313-593-5561
The Regents of the University of Michigan | Non-Discrimination Policy
Copyright © The University of Michigan - Dearborn • 4901 Evergreen Road • Dearborn, Michigan 48128 • 313-593-5000
The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor | The University of Michigan - Flint | SITEMAP | DIRECTORY | CONTACT