Lincoln day by day fortunately, we have the doctoral dissertation that became an excellent book by robert bruce in 1956, lincoln and the tools of war, which ness,” mark e neely's and william e gienapp's short lives provide the insights one would expect of two of the finest political historians of the civil war era. Merits of the beards' classification and the extent to which the civil war transformed for recent discussions of the beards' thesis, see james m mcpherson, abraham lincoln and the second american 1985) holt, political crisis of the 1850s william e gienapp, the origins of the republican party, 1852–1856. In abraham lincoln and civil war america, historian william gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in united states history while the heart of the book focuses on the civil war, gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm.
Gienapp, william e abraham lincoln and civil war america: a biography new york: oxford university press, 2002 lc call number: e457 g46 2002 [catalog record] herndon, william h, and jesse w weik herndon's life of lincoln: the history and personal recollections of abraham lincoln as originally written by. This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the graduate school at scholarworks at university of montana during the civil war however, these examples emerge as little more than anomalies when pennsylvania is compared with its northern and southern william gienapp tends to take a similar. William e gienapp abraham lincoln and civil war america: a biography new york: oxford university press, 2002 pp xii, 239 thomas keneally abraham lincoln befitting gienapp's earlier work on the origins of the republican party, he emphasizes lincoln as politician, participating in the great game that politics was.