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The Resource Lincoln : the biography of a writer, Fred Kaplan

Lincoln : the biography of a writer, Fred Kaplan

Label
Lincoln : the biography of a writer
Title
Lincoln
Title remainder
the biography of a writer
Statement of responsibility
Fred Kaplan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Abraham Lincoln, whether he was composing love letters, speeches, or legal arguments, words mattered. In Lincoln, acclaimed biographer Fred Kaplan explores the life of America's sixteenth president through his use of language as a vehicle both to express complex ideas and feelings and as an instrument of persuasion and empowerment. Like the other great canonical writers of American literature - a status he is gradually attaining - Lincoln had a literary career that is inseparable from his life story. An admirer and avid reader of Burns, Byron, Shakespeare, and the Old Testament, Lincoln was the most literary of our presidents. His views on love, liberty, and human nature were shaped by his reading and knowledge of literature." "Since Lincoln, no president has written his own words and addressed his audience with equal and enduring effectiveness. Kaplan focuses on the elements that shaped Lincoln's mental and imaginative world; how his writings molded his identity, relationships, and career; and how they simultaneously generated both the distinctive political figure he became and the public discourse of the nation. This unique account of Lincoln's life and career highlights the shortcomings of the modern presidency, reminding us, through Lincoln's legacy and appreciation for language, that the careful and honest use of words is a necessity for successful democracy."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, Fred
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.K357 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Political oratory
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Label
Lincoln : the biography of a writer, Fred Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
175286358
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780060773342
Lccn
2007042330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)175286358
Label
Lincoln : the biography of a writer, Fred Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
175286358
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780060773342
Lccn
2007042330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)175286358

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