The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

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Trade Paper, Prima Lifestyles, 2003, ISBN# 0761526463
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Argues that Abraham Lincoln was a calculating politician who launched the Civil War, subverted the Constitution, and disregarded states' rights to achieve a centralized, activist form of government. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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Argues that Abraham Lincoln was a calculating politician who launched the Civil War, subverted the Constitution, and disregarded states' rights to achieve a centralized, activist form of government. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books, a national holiday, and a monument in Washington, D.C., extol his heroism and martyrdom. But what if most everything you knew about Lincoln were false? What if, instead of an American hero who sought to free the slaves, Lincoln were in fact a calculating politician who waged the bloodiest war in american history in order to build an empire that rivaled Great Britain's? In "The Real Lincoln, " author Thomas J. DiLorenzo uncovers a side of Lincoln not told in many history books and overshadowed by the immense Lincoln legend.
Through extensive research and meticulous documentation, DiLorenzo portrays the sixteenth president as a man who devoted his political career to revolutionizing the American form of government from one that was very limited in scope and highly decentralized--as the Founding Fathers intended--to a highly centralized, activist state. Standing in his way, however, was the South, with its independent states, its resistance to the national government, and its reliance on unfettered free trade. To accomplish his goals, Lincoln subverted the Constitution, trampled states' rights, and launched a devastating Civil War, whose wounds haunt us still. According to this provacative book, 600,000 American soldiers did not die for the honorable cause of ending slavery but for the dubious agenda of sacrificing the independence of the states to the supremacy of the federal government, which has been tightening its vise grip on our republic to this very day.
You will discover a side of Lincoln that you were probably never taught in school--a side that calls into question the very myths that surround him and helps explain the true origins of a bloody, and perhaps, unnecessary war.
"A devastating critique of America's most famous president."
--Joseph Sobran, commentator and nationally syndicated columnist
"Today's federal government is considerably at odds with that envisioned by the framers of the Constitution. Thomas J. DiLorenzo gives an account of How this come about in The Real Lincoln."
--Walter E. Williams, from the foreword
"A peacefully negotiated secession was the best way to handle all the problems facing Americans in 1860. A war of coercion was Lincoln's creation. It sometimes takes a century or more to bring an important historical event into perspective. This study does just that and leaves the reader asking, 'Why didn't we know this before?'"
--Donald Livingston, professor of philosophy, Emory University
"Professor DiLorenzo has penetrated to the very heart and core of American history with a laser beam of fact and analysis."
--Clyde Wilson, professor of history, University of South Carolina, and editor, The John C. Calhoun Papers

"From the Hardcover edition."

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Number of Pages: 352
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: UNITED STATES_POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT_1861-1865 ,  LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865
Author: Dilorenzo, Thomas J.
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9780761526469
Brand: Generic
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0761526463
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This book was surprising and NOT the traditional old honest Abe story you grew up with. I loved the book because it seems to tell the side of Lincoln the government wouldn't want you to know. With it's research references it makes it possible to to start your own research.. I've already told many people about this book..highly recommend it..

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