We Are Lincoln Men

Abraham Lincoln and His Friends

By David Herbert Donald
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780743254700, 288pp.)

Publication Date: November 2004

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In this brilliant and illuminating portrait of our sixteenth president, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald examines the significance of friendship in Abraham Lincoln's life and the role it played in shaping his career and his presidency. Though Lincoln had hundreds of acquaintances and dozens of admirers, he had almost no intimate friends. Behind his mask of affability and endless stream of humorous anecdotes, he maintained an inviolate reserve that only a few were ever able to penetrate.
Professor Donald's remarkable book offers a fresh way of looking at Abraham Lincoln, both as a man who needed friendship and as a leader who understood the importance of friendship in the management of men. Donald penetrates Lincoln's mysterious reserve to offer a new picture of the president's inner life and to explain his unsurpassed political skills.



About the Author
David Herbert Donald is Charles Warren Professor of American History Emeritus at Harvard University and the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning works, including the acclaimed biography Lincoln.
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