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Lincoln the Man by Edgar Lee Masters
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Lincoln the Man

by Edgar Lee Masters

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0962384267, Hardcover)

A lost classic rediscovered and expanded, with a new introduction, new photographs, and other new materials. Written in 1931 by one of America's most highly respected poets and scholars, this book has been hidden away for over 50 years. From the beautifully written text of this lost book, the true causes of the War Between the States emerge more clearly than ever before. Written by Edgar Lee Masters, the famous author of Spoon River Anthology (who was a native of Illinois), the scholarship in this book was able to withstand the most vicious attacks. In fact, as you will learn from the new introduction, the U.S. Congress actually attempted to ban Lincoln The Man, which was offered to the public only once in a brief first edition. Now the Foundation for American Education has produced a new edition of Lincoln The Man for the first time in over half a century, with a new introduction that puts it all into perspective. Lincoln The Man is both a collector’s item and a book that must be read by anyone who wants to understand the causes of the War and the true nature of Lincoln’s legacy (as well as by readers who admire the unique literary gifts of Edgar Lee Masters). Included in this new edition is a collection of rare photographs and the text of reviews not published since the 1930s, by H.L. Mencken, Andrew Nelson Lytle, and others. “Seldom have I read so brilliant a picture of the decay of the old American spirit.... The writing here is so eloquent as to be genuinely moving.... The American people, North and South, went into the war as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects.... And what they thus lost they have never got back.” --H.L. Mencken “An intensely interesting, arresting, challenging, book....” --Claude Bowers “...the Lincoln myth is definitely a bad myth, and Mr. Masters deserves credit for shattering it...” --Andrew Nelson Lytle

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