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By Joe Wheeler

How Lincoln's religion formed His Leadership

Undoubtedly the main respected chief in American background, Abraham Lincoln has had extra books written approximately him than all ournation's presidents prepare. yet for all that is been written,little has considering his religion and the way this caliber formed the fellow who led our state in the course of its so much tumultuous years.

Author Joe Wheeler, historian and pupil, brings to the pages of this insightful ebook the data gleaned from over ten years of analysis and greater than sixty books at the existence and instances of Abraham Lincoln. Skillfully weaving his personal narrative with direct costs from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from different Lincoln biographers, Wheeler brings a refreshingly pleasant rendition of Lincoln's lifestyles, religion, and courage.

The tales, historic info, and robust costs at the pages of this booklet will go away a long-lasting effect in your center, your brain, and your lifestyles.

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12 THE GUIDING HAND—1863 It is fortunate that the leader of the nation in its time of greatest internal division was a thinker as well as a politician…The way in which the Emancipation Proclamation was originated, developed, and superbly timed, far from being accidental, was the product of reasoning concerning both order and justice. —REINHOLD NIEBUHR Students of human nature are often staggered by Lincoln’s story. While most people begin to plateau and even decline intellectually as they enter their fifties, this is when Lincoln experienced the greatest growth of his lifetime.

Lee, in command of the army of the South, concluded that the Confederacy’s best opportunity to win the war would be to cross the border and attack the North. So this is what he did, and thus began the most desperate hour in the war. , to make a Confederate victory in the war seem possible and even likely. General McClellan, although having almost twice as many men as Lee, managed only a standoff in this battle. He was content merely to see Lee retreat back across the border into Confederate lands.

Louis, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, changing horses 119 times along the way—that was, if Indians hadn’t attacked the stations before they got there. In spite of all obstacles, including blistering heat, sandstorms, ice storms, snowstorms, rainstorms, and Indian attacks, those courageous riders still averaged an almost unbelievable twelve miles an hour. Then there was travel by sea. For millenia the fastest means of sea travel was the sailing ship. In the middle of the nineteenth century, as always, there were but two alternatives: oars and sails, neither of which resulted in much speed.

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