Author in Chief by Craig Fehrman
Type : epub |
Size : 32.82 MB |
Descirption: "One of the best books on the American presidency to appear in recent years." -Thomas Mallon, The Wall Street Journal
"Fun and fascinating...It's witty, charming, and fantastically learned. I loved it." -Rick Perlstein
Based on a decade of research and reporting, Author in Chief tells the story of America's presidents as authors-and offers a delightful new window into the public and private lives of our highest leaders.
Most Americans are familiar with Abraham Lincoln's famous words in the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. Yet few can name the work that helped him win the presidency: his published collection of speeches entitled Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln labored in secret to get his book ready for the 1860 election, tracking down nepaper transcripts, editing them carefully for fairness, and hunting for a printer who...