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David Herbert Donald (1920–2009)

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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian David Herbert Donald was born October 1, 1920 in Goodman, Miss. He married Aida DiPace in 1955, they had one child, Bruce Randall. He received an A.B. in 1941 from Millsaps College; an A.M. in 1942, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1946. vis mere Donald has been an associate professor of history at Smith College and a professor of history at Columbia University; Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University. He was also Harry C. Warren Professor of American History, chair of the graduate program in American civilization, and professor emeritus at Harvard University. Much of Donald's work involves exploring and interpreting the American Civil War and its central figure, Abraham Lincoln. Some recent works includes Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, Lincoln, and Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, 1996. He received Pulitzer Prizes in biography for both Charles Sumner and Look Homeward. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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The Search for Order, 1877-1920 (1967) — Redaktør — 419 eksemplarer
We Americans (1975) — Bidragyder — 411 eksemplarer
Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon (2008) — Forord — 223 eksemplarer
The Formative Years, 1607-1763 (1964) — Redaktør — 82 eksemplarer
Fabric of Freedom, 1763-1800 (1961) — Redaktør — 67 eksemplarer
The Stakes of Power, 1845-1877 (1961) — Redaktør — 44 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1996 (1995) — Author "Lincoln Takes Charge" — 14 eksemplarer
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 38 1996 (1996) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer

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Here's all you need to know about Lincoln. He was challenged to a duel and as the challenged party, got to choose the weapon. He chose broadswords.
 
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CMDoherty | Oct 3, 2023 |
Read this when we first moved to North Carolina for LOC in 2012.
 
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SDWets | 25 andre anmeldelser | Sep 1, 2023 |
David Herbert Donald earned a Pulitzer for some of his other works, and he should have earned it for this one. It is a great, grand biography of Lincoln, and probably the best single-volume biography of Lincoln extant. It is a better update of Sandburg's and better than Jon Meacham's recent volume. (My only caveat is that I have not yet read A. Lincoln by Ronald C. White.)

Donald has a big focus on politics, from the nitty gritty of campaigning to the ideas. It is well-written and covers everything in fine fashion. It endeavors o take things only from Lincoln's perspective, and thus ends abruptly with his death. (What happened to Robert? Tad? Mary? You must look elsewhere. Reconstruction? Elsewhere. Legacy? Elsewhere.) But, it was one of the first of the Lincoln biographies to cover his changing faith fairly well. Donald covers Lincoln's evolving ideas on slavery (and colonization), particularly his conservative, go-slow approach. A good bit too (more than Meacham, for instance) on his career a lawyer. Herndon and Sumner appear as major characters (Donald wrote books on them too, so it is only fitting he uses them as lenses to understand Lincoln.)… (mere)
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