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Lincoln

The Biography of a Writer

Lincoln( )
Author: Kaplan, Fred
ISBN:978-0-06-171785-7
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:HarperCollins e-books
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

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...
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Kaplan, Fred (Author)
Fred Kaplan teaches at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. He is the editor of The Essential Gore Vidal and the author of the biographies Henry James, Dickens, and Thomas Carlyle, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Kaplan lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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