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Stephen A. Douglas (Paperback, Illini Books Ed): Robert W. Johannsen

Stephen A. Douglas (Paperback, Illini Books Ed)

Robert W. Johannsen

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Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians For the quarter-century before 1860 Stephen A. Douglas was a dominant figure on the American political scene, far outshadowing Abraham Lincoln. This first paperback printing of Robert Johannsen's authoritative biography features a new preface. "At once a work of enormous scholarship and of deep insight. Here, for the first time, is the full story of a great career, told with such skill that we can now understand why Abraham Lincoln found the 'Little Giant' the most formidable political rival he ever faced." -- David H. Donald, author of Lincoln and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize "Well-organized and marvelously detailed. . . . The book demonstrates the virtues of large-scale, straightforward narrative biography at its best. Its completeness and objectivity will make it the standard authority for many years to come." -- Richard N. Current, The New York Times Book Review "Superb. . . . Will doubtless stand as the definitive biography of Stephen A. Douglas for this generation." -- Hans L. Trefousse, The Journal of American History "An impressive work--impressive in scope, in research, and in maturity of understanding. . . . Johannsen has constructed a biography that is rich in detail and full of conviction." -- James Z. Rabun, The Journal of Southern History "Should take its place in the tradition of magisterial biographies . . . in which so much of the best writing on American history is to be found." -- Harry V. Jaffa, National Review "The research is amazingly exhaustive and the writing is unusually readable. . . . Outstanding biography of a quality not often matched." -- LeRoy H. Fischer, Manuscripta Supported by the Dickerson Fund of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 1997
First published: April 1997
Authors: Robert W. Johannsen
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 44mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1008
Edition: Illini Books Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-252-06635-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Political leaders & leadership
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 0-252-06635-9
Barcode: 9780252066351

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