The Young Eagle by Kenneth J. Winkle
The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

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Drawing on the latest interpretive and methodological advances in historical scholarship, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln reexamines the young adult life of America's sixteenth president.

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Kenneth J. Winkle, acclaimed Lincoln biographer and Civil War historian, is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The Young Eagle, his volume on Lincoln’s rise, is the standard account.
Published April 1, 2001 by Taylor Trade Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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His rise from ""frontier poverty"" to the presidency occurred in a specific historic context, and the strength of this biography lies less in any startling new findings about Lincoln's early years and more in Winkle's careful and consistent placement of Lincoln's choices within larger sociocultur...

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