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The Last Weeks of Abraham Lincoln

The Last Weeks of Abraham Lincoln by David Alan Johnson
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Oct 02, 2018 | 384 Pages
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“More than history or chronology, Johnson’s vivid account of Lincoln’s final days reads like you-are-there journalism—vivid, concise, and alive with drama. To experience this story is to re-imagine the anxieties and aspirations, the triumph and tragedy, of the end of the Civil War.”
 
—Harold Holzer, winner of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

“Johnson has once again demonstrated his thorough grasp of his subject, describing with easy prose and insightful interpretation the stirring last days of Abraham Lincoln. His day-to-day assessment of the events brings the reader closer to an understanding and appreciation of Lincoln’s personal relationships, his tragic death, and his perspective on war and peace.”
 
—Michael E. Haskew, author of West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley, and the Class the Stars Fell On and Appomattox: The Last Days of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia

“This fascinating book is clearly written, telling the story of Lincoln’s last weeks in an exciting manner, and is the product of considerable research. Johnson brings out Lincoln’s character well, showing how he desired to heal the wounds of the war not take revenge on the losers. Johnson makes it plain that had Lincoln lived, the subsequent history of the United States and possibly the world would have been very different.”

—Peter Hammond, British historian

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