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The Resource A self-made man, Sidney Blumenthal

A self-made man, Sidney Blumenthal

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A self-made man
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A self-made man
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Sidney Blumenthal
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eng
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The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius--from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as "a slave," to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln.From his youth as a "newsboy," a voracious newspaper reader, Lincoln became a free thinker, reading Tom Paine, as well as Shakespeare and the Bible, and studying Euclid to sharpen his arguments as a lawyer. Lincoln's anti-slavery thinking began in his childhood amidst the Primitive Baptist antislavery dissidents in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana, the roots of his repudiation of Southern Christian pro-slavery theology. Intensely ambitious, he held political aspirations from his earliest years. Obsessed with Stephen Douglas, his political rival, he battled him for decades. Successful as a circuit lawyer, Lincoln built his team of loyalists. Blumenthal reveals how Douglas and Jefferson Davis acting together made possible Lincoln's rise. Blumenthal describes a socially awkward suitor who had a nervous breakdown over his inability to deal with the opposite sex. His marriage to the upper class Mary Todd was crucial to his social aspirations and his political career. Blumenthal portrays Mary as an asset to her husband, a rare woman of her day with strong political opinions. He discloses the impact on Lincoln's anti-slavery convictions when handling his wife's legal case to recover her father's fortune in which he discovered her cousin was a slave. Blumenthal's robust portrayal is based on prodigious research of Lincoln's record and of the period and its main players. It reflects both Lincoln's time and the struggle that consumes our own political debate
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Read by Arthur Morey
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A self-made man, Sidney Blumenthal
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=2399317
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Unabridged.
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1 audio file
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9781508214113
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
A self-made man, Sidney Blumenthal
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=2399317
Publication
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio file
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508214113
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f38048b6-7a9b-425c-9200-dbf8aa989df8
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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not applicable
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