Abraham Lincoln – A Biography

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I enjoyed reading this biography about Abraham Lincoln.  One thing the author said, really struck me and I decided to share it with you.

Abraham Lincoln’s life was “a love poem to his country.”

Do you agree with the author?  Let me know in the comment section.

3 thoughts on “Abraham Lincoln – A Biography

  1. Lincoln had quite a Machiavellian streak. He had over 3,000 people arrested and detained indefinitely as accused Confederate spies and supporters with all their constitutional legal protections suspended. The Emancipation Proclamation declared the slaves free in the 11 states in rebellion only. This was to keep the slave states Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and Missouri from leaving the Union. Another dishonorable instance is when Gen John C Fremont (first Republican presidential nominee 1856 and abolitionist) neutralized southern resistance in Missouri and declared the slaves free, Lincoln rescinded the order and dismissed him from the US Army. Another reason Lincoln crushed this man was that Fremont had enough supporters to challenge Lincoln reelection in 1864. We rarely get info on the amoral part of his personality.

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