Lincoln im Bardo

Roman

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641211956

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?
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Abraham Lincoln

Amerikas grosser Präsident ; eine Biographie

Author: Jörg Nagler

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406587474

Category: Presidents

Page: 463

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Lincoln

Author: David Herbert Donald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 9017

A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln’s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union—in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.
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A. Lincoln

A Biography

Author: Ronald C. White

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588367754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

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“If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A. Lincoln.”—USA Today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Philadelphia Inquirer • The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name “A. Lincoln.” In his lifetime and ever since, friend and foe have taken it upon themselves to characterize Lincoln according to their own label or libel. In this magnificent book, Ronald C. White, Jr., offers a fresh and compelling definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity–what today’s commentators would call “authenticity”–whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life. Through meticulous research of the newly completed Lincoln Legal Papers, as well as of recently discovered letters and photographs, White provides a portrait of Lincoln’s personal, political, and moral evolution. White shows us Lincoln as a man who would leave a trail of thoughts in his wake, jotting ideas on scraps of paper and filing them in his top hat or the bottom drawer of his desk; a country lawyer who asked questions in order to figure out his own thinking on an issue, as much as to argue the case; a hands-on commander in chief who, as soldiers and sailors watched in amazement, commandeered a boat and ordered an attack on Confederate shore batteries at the tip of the Virginia peninsula; a man who struggled with the immorality of slavery and as president acted publicly and privately to outlaw it forever; and finally, a president involved in a religious odyssey who wrote, for his own eyes only, a profound meditation on “the will of God” in the Civil War that would become the basis of his finest address. Most enlightening, the Abraham Lincoln who comes into focus in this stellar narrative is a person of intellectual curiosity, comfortable with ambiguity, unafraid to “think anew and act anew.” A transcendent, sweeping, passionately written biography that greatly expands our knowledge and understanding of its subject, A. Lincoln will engage a whole new generation of Americans. It is poised to shed a profound light on our greatest president just as America commemorates the bicentennial of his birth. From the Hardcover edition.
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Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Helen Nicolay

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811733472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

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An intimate look at the personal character and personality traits of one of America's most respected men. Included are Lincoln's attitude and actions regarding handling of money, work, those in authority, forgiveness, opponents, discipline of colleagues, wife and children, and humility in the use of great public power. The observer and commentator is really the author's father, who over a five-year period, worked hand-in-glove with not only the president, but also the Lincoln family, and who was able to observe Lincoln in nearly all circumstances, social and political. This is a work of "extraordinary insight" into a great man.
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Abraham Lincoln

eine Biographie

Author: Jürgen Kuczynski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Presidents

Page: 183

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Abraham Lincoln

Author: BreAnn Rumsch

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616131160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Abraham Lincoln, beginning with his childhood in Knob Creek, Kentucky. Information about Lincoln's early career as a lawyer as well as New Salem's postmaster and deputy county surveyor is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life are highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Lincoln's military service during the Black Hawk War and his political career as a member of the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Lincoln's administration, including the American Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, the Thirteenth Amendment, and his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Abraham Lincoln

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 36

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Anecdoten von Abraham Lincoln

Und Lincoln's Erzälungen

Author: J. B. McClure

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845700912

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) war von 1861 bis 1865 Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und zählt zu den bedeutendsten Präsidenten in der Geschichte des Landes. Er schaffte es unter anderem die Sklaverei im Land abzuschaffen. So kommt es in diesem Buch nicht nur zu einer Darstellung der beruflichen Leistungen dieses herausragenden Mannes, sondern es wird auch eine ganz andere Seite des Präsidenten vorgestellt. Ein Präsident, der es liebte Geschichten und Anekdoten zu erzählen. So sind in dem vorliegenden Buch Erzählungen aus seiner Jugend, seinem Berufsleben und dem Leben im Weißen Haus, wie auch Geschichten aus dem Bürgerkrieg enthalten. Im April 1865 fiel Abraham Lincoln einem Attentat in Washington zum Opfer. Überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe von 1890.
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Lincoln

A Photobiography

Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547532202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints. Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfullly explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The book's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read Aloud Informational Text).
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Von Abraham Lincoln bis Melvin Belli

Amerikanische Strafverteidiger und ihre Prozesse. Vortrag gehalten vor der Juristischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin am 15. Februar 1989

Author: Wolf Middendorff

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110894386

Category: Law

Page: 35

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The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 143447710X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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The collected letters, speeches, etc. written by Abraham Lincoln.
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Recollections of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Ward Hill Lamon

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803279506

Category: History

Page: 337

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When President-elect Abraham Lincoln was preparing to go to Washington he appealed to his old friend and law partner Ward Hill Lamon: ?I want you to go along with me. . . . In fact I must have you. So get yourself ready and come along.? Lamon journeyed from Springfield to Washington in 1861 and returned to Illinois in mourning in 1865. Lincoln chose Lamon as his bodyguard when he slipped into Washington by night to foil conspirators intent on murder. The president sent him on missions and appointed him marshal of the District of Columbia. During that time of civil war Lincoln was often dispirited, and Lamon tried to cheer him. These recollections were compiled from Lamon?s notes and papers by his daughter, Dorothy, and published in 1895. The expanded second edition of 1911 has been used for this reprinting. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln has often been cited for its firsthand testimony about key episodes and incidents, including at the phantom-like train trip to Washington in 1861, a visit to Charleston during the secession crisis, and Lincoln?s foreboding dreams. As James A. Rawley points out in his introduction, Lamon?s recollections of Lincoln?s personal qualities an presidency are important to history.
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Abraham Lincoln

Author: Carl Schurz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111484688

Category: History

Page: 106

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Abraham Lincoln und der amerikanische Bürgerkrieg

Mit Biographie von Abraham Lincoln

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842320337

Category: History

Page: 112

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Araham Lincoln, der am 12.Februar 2009 zweihundert Jahre alt geworden wäre, vereint mit Karl Marx das Interesse an der Emanzipation des Menschen. Karl Mark besass so profunde Kenntnisse vom amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg, auch von dessen militärischen Details, das er in manchen Kreisen den Spitznamen "der General" trug.
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Abraham Lincoln

eine politische Biographie

Author: Georg Schild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Presidents

Page: 269

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Lincoln on Democracy

Author: Abraham Lincoln,G. S. Boritt

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823223459

Category: History

Page: 416

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Back in print after ten years, this unique book brings together 141 speeches, speech excerpts, letters, fragments, and other writings by Lincoln on the theme of democracy. Selected by leading historians, the writings include such standards as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, but also such little-seen writings as a letter assuring a general that the President felt safe-drafted just three days before Lincoln's assassination. In this richly annotated anthology, the writings are grouped thematically into seven sections that cover politics, slavery, the union, democracy, liberty, the nation divided, and the American Dream. The introductions are by well-known historians: Gabor Borritt, William E. Gienapp, Charles B. Strozier, Richard Nelson Current, James M. McPherson, Mark E. Neely, Jr., and Hans L. Trefousse. In addition, each section's title page displays a photograph of Lincoln from the time period covered in that section, with a paragraph describing the source and the occasion for which the photograph was made.
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Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln

Sixteenth President of the United States; and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United States

Author: David Brainerd Williamson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Campaign literature, 1864

Page: 171

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Abraham Lincoln

Historischer Roman von J. Retcliffe [d. i. Wilhelm Schröter.]

Author: Wilhelm Schroeter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Attentat auf Abraham Lincoln

Folge 5 der großen Saga »Amerika – Abenteuer in der Neuen Welt«

Author: Jörg Kastner

Publisher: hockebooks

ISBN: 395751021X

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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Die Auswanderer Jacob, Martin, Irene und ihr Sohn sind wohlbehalten auf dem Weg nach Cairo, doch sie kommen nicht zur Ruhe. Unverschuldet geraten die deutschen Auswanderer ins Kreuzfeuer des gnadenlosen Hasses zwischen Yankees und Rebellen. Dann erfahren sie, dass die „Schwarze Schar“ um William C. Quantrill, eine gefährliche Freischärlertruppe aus dem Süden, ein Attentat auf Lincoln plant. Das Leben der Deutschen gerät erneut in Gefahr, denn sie sollen das eines bedeutenden Mannes retten: des Nordstaatenpräsidenten Abraham Lincoln. Folge 5 der großen »Amerika«-Saga von Jörg Kastner. Jörg Kastners große »Amerika«-Saga begleitet die beiden Auswanderer Jacob Adler und Irene Sommer in die Neue Welt. Mit ihnen suchen zahllose Menschen – Verarmte, Verbitterte, Verfemte – eine neue Heimat jenseits des Atlantiks. Im Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten warten auf die Auswanderer viele unbekannte Gefahren: Naturkatastrophen, wilde Tiere, Banditen und Indianer. Zudem tobt in Amerika ein erbarmungslos geführter Bürgerkrieg. Doch trotz aller Bedrohungen durchqueren Jacob und Irene den riesigen Kontinent und begegnen dabei so manch berühmter Persönlichkeit. Jede Mühsal und jedes Abenteuer nehmen die beiden auf sich für ihre neue Heimat – Amerika.
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