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Richard Carwardine

Originally posted February 2006

Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power

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Scholars have long tried to define the qualities that helped propel Abraham Lincoln from an obscure, former one-term Congressman from Illinois to the Republican candidate for President in 1860. Now Oxford University historian Richard Carwardine joins the discussion with his book Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power, which argues that Lincoln and the nascent Republican Party were made for each other.




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