In The Lincoln Enigma, Gabor Boritt invitations popular Lincoln students, and emerging new voices, to look at much-debated elements of Lincoln's life--including his attainable homosexual relationships, his plan to ship blacks again to Africa, and his high-handed remedy of the structure. Boritt explores Lincoln's proposals that regarded to a lily-white the USA. Jean Baker marvels at Lincoln's loves and marriage. David Herbert Donald compares Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief. Douglas Wilson exhibits us the younger Lincoln--not the robust chief of renowned background, yet a guy who struggles to discover his goal. Gerald Prokopowicz searches for the army chief, William C. Harris for the peacemaker, and Robert Bruce meditates on Lincoln and dying. In a last part Boritt and Harold Holzer supply a desirable portfolio of Lincoln photos in sleek paintings. Acute and thought-provoking of their observations, this all-star forged of historians--including Pulitzer and 3 Lincoln Prize winners--questions our assumptions of Lincoln, and offers a brand new power to our ongoing reflections on his lifestyles and legacy.
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