Lincoln (Panther Books)

by Gore Vidal | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0586064737 Global Overview for this book
Registered by RonOren of Wandsworth, Greater London United Kingdom on 1/9/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by RonOren from Wandsworth, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, January 9, 2010
Historical fiction, telling the story of Lincoln's presidency. As the book starts, Lincoln is just about to take office in a country that is massively torn. All the efforts of Lincoln notwithstanding, this turns into civil war eventually (which, I didn't realise, isn't actually about slavery; slavery is merely the excuse given by both sides). Of course, we know how that ends; and in fact how Lincoln's presidency ends. Vidal is good enough an author to realise he cannot avoid the assassination, so the book ends just afterwards, with a neat wrap-up.

I'd never read anything by Gore Vidal before, but after this one, I'm quite keen to try some more! Meanwhile, I'll see if I can pass this one on to other interested people (starting with DJgib if she wants it).

Journal Entry 2 by DJgib from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thanks!

Journal Entry 3 by DJgib at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 22, 2013
Worthy, accomplished and very, very long. Interesting from the point of view of showing Lincoln as a much more calculating, political being than the liberal hero I have usually seen him presented as. Otherwise, it struggled to hold my attention.

Journal Entry 4 by DJgib at St Andrew's Street in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 7, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (11/7/2015 UTC) at St Andrew's Street in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

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