The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner
In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.
The 930th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - Pulitzer Prize for History (Pulitzer Prize)