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Lincoln"s gamble

Todd Brewster

Lincoln"s gamble

the tumultuous six months that gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War

by Todd Brewster

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emancipation,
  • Politics and government,
  • United States,
  • Slaves,
  • United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)

  • About the Edition

    A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln"s presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-335) and index.

    StatementTodd Brewster
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE453 .B84 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 352 pages
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26884002M
    ISBN 101451693869
    ISBN 109781451693867, 9781451693904
    LC Control Number2013497336
    OCLC/WorldCa889933412

    Lincoln’s Gamble: How the Southern Secession Crisis Became the American Civil War Paul Poast Department of Political Science Rutgers University Abstract What prompted US President Abraham Lincoln to respond to Southern secession with military force? Existing explanations are largely information-oriented: if the the Northern. But Lincoln’s Gamble is a stunningly fresh take on the 16th president, an intimate look at a flawed man, alternately idealist and cynical, hopeful and despairing, as he struggles to come to terms with the Emancipation Proclamation, his greatest single act/5(61).

    Lincoln's Gamble: Todd Brewster: Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged: History & Theory - General book.   Thus, one of the strengths of the book is the extent to which Brewster provides the reader with the context and background necessary to understand the players and events of The first chapter of Lincoln’s Gamble is emblematic of this context-rich approach. Brewster begins with Lincoln telling cabinet members William Seward and Gideon.

      In his lecture, based on his recently published book, Lincoln's Gamble, Mr. Todd Brewster will explore the six months prior to the issue of the Emancipation Proclamation, studying Lincoln. Todd Brewster talked about his book, Lincoln’s Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War, in which he recounts the.


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"Lincoln's Gamble," the work of a fine Lincoln scholar, looks at the evolution of the Emancipation Proclamation from July to January 1,wending its ways from the President's initial thoughts on the subject through the preliminary proclamation to the release of the final proclamation/5(63).

Although Lincoln is the most written about figure in American history, Brewster’s book is a major entry in the Lincoln sweepstakes.” (Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers) “It’s hard to act from strength and a higher moral conviction when the war you’re waging is not going well/5(66).

Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War by Todd Brewster ()Author: Todd Brewster. Lincoln's Gamble humanizes Lincoln with his doubts and contradictions about the wisdom of it all.

Todd Brewster has written a thoughtful recap of the Emancipation Proclamation which went through three drafts over six months/5(41). Lincoln’s Gamble INTRODUCTION A MAN, IMPERFECT THE INSPIRATION FOR this book comes from a short passage in the writings of W.

Du Bois, the African-American intellectual who cofounded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in and whose work on behalf of racial equality set in motion the civil rights crusades of the twentieth ed on: Aug   Lincoln’s Gamble THE INSPIRATION FOR this book comes from a short passage in the writings of W.

Du Bois, the African-American intellectual who cofounded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in and whose work on behalf of racial equality set in motion the civil rights crusades of the twentieth century/5(7).

Lincoln’s Gamble portrays the president as an imperfect man with an unshakable determination to save a country he believed in, even as the course of the Civil War remained unknown.

Reviews "Brewster gets inside Abraham Lincoln’s mind, revealing his struggles with the limited powers of his office. Lincoln’s Gamble By Todd Brewster. The Lincoln in Todd Brewster’s book seems the alter ego of the Lincoln in Richard Brookhiser’s Founder’s the two authors cover some of the same material, this reader came away from Lincoln’s Gamble with an equivocal impression of the 16 th president.

Indeed, Brewster states in his introduction that at least part of his purpose in writing 3/5. Session Expired. Please Login To Continue. About the Book Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War by Todd Brewster On JAbraham Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves.

Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War | Brewster, Todd, Brewster, Todd | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon/5(29).

Reviewing for The Independent Review, Richard M. Gamble noted that DiLorenzo's book "manages to raise fresh and morally probing questions" and that it "exposes Lincoln's embarrassing views on race, his ambition for economic nationalism, his rewriting of the history of the founding of the nation, his cavalier violation of constitutional limits on the presidency, and his willingness to wage a barbaric total war to Author: Thomas J.

DiLorenzo. The truth is that Lincoln’s proclamation was an exercise in risk, a huge gamble by a leader who sought to be — and who became — America’s great liberator. Since before his election inLincoln and his fellow Republicans had vowed to keep slavery from spreading. The leaders of the slave states refused to go along.

Get this from a library. Lincoln's gamble: the tumultuous six months that gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War. [Todd Brewster] -- A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War.

Much of his ground was covered by Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals () and the film that grew from it, Lincoln, while the evolution of Lincoln’s views on slavery and emancipation is the subject of Eric Foner’s much deeper-reaching book The Fiery Trial ().

Still, Brewster provides a highly readable, vigorously researched Author: Todd Brewster. As you read this, you are holding th.)I will have to be honest, like the subject of this book, and point out that I fall just a bit short of having r books on Abraham Lincoln.

I feel safe in saying that Lincoln's Gamble by Brewster, however, is one of the good ones/5(4). Lincoln’s Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War Todd Brewster Scribner.

Abraham Lincoln announced to his Cabinet on Jthat he intended to free the slaves still held in Confederate territory. That goal was achieved on January 1, Lincoln's Gamble. likes. A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the critical six months leading to the signing of the Emancipation Followers: Week of Aug Releases for the week of August 10th include BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty, a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive; THE GUILTY ONE, Sophie Hannah's gripping exploration of the damage people can do to each other, and the resilience they find in.

I will have to be honest, like the subject of this book, and point out that I fall just a bit short of having r+ books on Abraham Lincoln. I feel safe in saying that Lincoln’s Gamble by Brewster, however, is one of the good ones. On JAbraham Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves.

On January 1,Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, doing precisely that. In between, however, was a tumultuous six months, an episode during which the sixteenth president fought bitterly with his generals, disappointed his cabinet, and.Lincoln's Gamble | A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the .Get this from a library!

Lincoln's Gamble: the Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War.

[Todd Brewster] -- A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War.