No one else has written about [Lincoln's] trajectory of change with such balance, fairness, depth of analysis, and lucid precision of language. --James M. McPherson
This is a definitive history of Lincoln's leadership of a divided nation and a milestone in our understanding of possibly the most important moment in American history. --Good Book Guide
About the Author
Eric Foner's major works reshaped the fields of Civil War and Reconstruction history, and won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times Book prizes. He is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. Also available: The Story of American Freedom (ISBN 978 0 393 319620) and Our Lincoln (ISBN 978 0 393 33705 1).