Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America

Andrew Ferguson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
April 01, 2008
Pages
279
Dimensions
5.47 X 0.69 X 8.25 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802143617

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About the Author

Andrew Ferguson, a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, is the author of Fools' Names, Fools' Faces, a collection of essays, and Land of Lincoln, named by the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune as a Favorite Book of the Year. Formerly a senior writer for the Washingtonian magazine, he has been a contributing editor to Time magazine, as well as a columnist for Fortune, TV Guide, Forbes FYI, National Review, Bloomberg News, and Commentary. He has also written for the New Yorker, New York magazine, the New Republic, the American Spectator, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. In 1992, he was a White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. He lives in suburban Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.

Reviews

"Superb . . . This book belongs on the bookshelf of every Civil War buff!" -- Jay Winik
"Land of Lincoln is, as its title suggests, LOL, which is to say, laugh-out-loud funny. It's also a wonderful and serious book about the enduring impact of out greatest president, by one of our best and wittiest writers." -- Christopher Buckley
"Wow! This is a fascinating book. With his usual humor and insight, but also with real polgnancy, Ferguson looks at how we see ourselves as a nation by exploring the way we choose to see Lincoln. The result is brilliant and amusing, but also deeply moving." -- Walter Isaacson
"Now he belongs to the ages--including the age of kitsch, criticism, and yearning in which we live. Andy Ferguson, one of the best writers in America, tracks Lincoln through twenty-first-century America with humanity, clarity, humor, and passion--the very qualities of Lincoln himself." -- Richard Brookhiser
"Andy Ferguson is the single most important writer about American politics. Abe Lincoln was the single most important American politician. The combination of Abe and Andy is--no other word will do--Lincolnesque. Land of Lincoln is like its subject: wise, funny, melancholic, virtuous, complex, tragic, undefeated, kind, stern, and possessed of a fund of wonderful stories. If you don't read this book you are on the wrong side of the twenty-first-century American Civil War, casting your lot with those who would secede from the union of good sense, good principles, and good humor." -- P. J. O'Rourke