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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas.

By: Sheahan, James W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270655

Condition: Good

First edition. Boards rubbed, foxed throughout, ink name stamp (F.L. Knapp) on front endpaper. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 528, [14] pp. 8vo. A biography of Stephen Arnold Douglas, the American politician who served in the House of Representatives, and lost the 1860 presidential election to Abraham Lincoln. An earlier Senate race between these two resulted in the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, which are still held up as the standard for debate by the National Speech and Debate Association and other forensics organizations. Douglas (along with President Franklin Pierce), drafted the Kans... View more info

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One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War

By: Waugh, John C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2009

Seller ID: 2208449

ISBN: 0156034638

Condition: Near Fine

Pages very faintly toned. 2009 Trade Paperback. 479 pp. How did Abraham Lincoln, long held as a paragon of presidential bravery and principled politics, find his way to the White House? How did he become this one man great enough to risk the fate of the nation on the well-worn but cast-off notion that all men are created equal?Here award-winning historian John C. Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s road to the Civil War. From Lincoln's first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with Stephen Douglas to his contemplative moments considering the ... View more info