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Lincoln and the fight for peace  Cover Image Book Book

Lincoln and the fight for peace / John Avlon.

Avlon, John P., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982108120
  • ISBN: 1982108126
  • Physical Description: x, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Section 1: With malice toward none -- Section II: Unconditional surrender: Lincoln at war. Black in blue and gray -- Father Abraham on the front lines -- Lincoln and the kittens -- Peacemakers on the River Queen -- The ghosts of Petersburg -- Section III: A magnanimous peace: Lincoln and the fall of Richmond. Inside the Confederate White House -- Conversations with the enemy -- Dixie and Macbeth -- Section IV: Appomattox and the art of peace. "We are all Americans" -- Lincoln's last speech -- Good Friday, 1865 -- Section V: Reconstruction: a tragedy in three acts. The anti-Lincoln -- USA vs. KKK -- The star-spangled banner -- Section VI: The fight for peace. Woodrow Wilson's lost cause -- Deploying the Lincoln legend -- A plan to win the peace -- Denazification and democratization -- MacArthur and the emperor -- "The golden rule for world peace" -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
"A groundbreaking, revelatory history of Abraham Lincoln's plan to secure a just and lasting peace after the Civil War-a vision that inspired future presidents as well as the world's most famous peacemakers, including Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a story of war and peace, race and reconciliation"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Influence.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Military leadership.
Civil-military relations > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Peace.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New 973.7 Avlon, John (Text) 38262300008081 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 06/17/2022

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