Abraham Lincoln sought guidance in all aspects of his life from the Founding Fathers, including politics, humor, poetry, and leadership. From them, he ultimately derived a vision of America that became instrumental in his handling of the Civil War and the question of slavery. Richard Brookhiser traces the trajectory of Lincoln’s career and private life and shows how, like Lincoln, we can engage with the Founders.
Richard Brookhiser, a senior editor of National Review, a columnist for American History, and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, is the author of Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln.
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