And there was light : Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle / Jon Meacham.
- ISBN: 9780553393965
- ISBN: 0553393960
- ISBN: 9780593632093
- ISBN: 0593632095
- Physical Description: xxxvii, 676 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Random House, 
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-634) and index.
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Prologue: A big, inconsistent, brave man -- Part I: Clothed in bone & nerve, beginnings to 1846. My mind and memory ; Abe was hungry for books ; I am humble Abraham Lincoln ; Founded in injustice and bad policy ; She had the fire, will, and ambition -- Part II: The banner he bears, 1846-1859. From the very depths of society ; We have got to deal with this slavery question ; The conscience of the nation must be roused ; To understand the moral universe ; If all earthly powers were given to me ; The hateful embrace of slavery ; By white men for the benefit of white men -- Part III: Right makes might, 1859-1861. Let us dare to do our duty ; God help us, God help me ; He has a will of his own ; To take the Capital by violence -- Part IV: My whole soul is in it, 1861-1863. The momentous issues of civil war ; "A white man's war" ; My boy is gone--he is actually gone ; I think the time has come now ; The President has done nobly -- Part V: A new birth of freedom, 1863-1864. That all men could be free ; Who shall be the next president? ; The strife of the election -- Part VI: His illimitable work, 1864 to the end. This great moral victory ; The Almighty has his own purposes ; Old Abe will come out all right ; Lincoln was slain; America was meant ; I see now the wisdom of his course.
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