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Abraham Lincoln’s Extraordinary Era

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Lincoln’s legacy is cemented for all time, but who was the man and how was he influenced by the era he lived in? He may have grown up in a hardscrabble backwoods world, but as President, he lived in changing times—where geopolitics and global economics were just as fierce as today, and where disease still made life a delicate proposition but where science was redefining the very nature of life on the planet, from Darwin’s ideas on the origin of species to Pasteur’s test tube breakthroughs. This book places Lincoln squarely inside his 19th-century world and brings new insight on him as a man of his time.