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How did Lincoln balance politics and principles? Book 2 of 4 tackles that question – Twin Cities

By Michael Green, Special To The Washington Post

It was no small feat that Abraham Lincoln was able to maneuver his re-election in 1864. The last president to win a second term, Andrew Jackson, did so in 1832 with his party united and without the weight of a bloody, three-year-old war. Lincoln was, in the words of Doris Kearns Goodwin and others, a “political genius.”

Sidney Blumenthal would agree. Blumenthal, a longtime journalist who worked for a president who won two terms, believes that Lincoln accomplished what he did because he was a politician from his toenails to the top of his stovepipe hat. How Lincoln balanced politics and principle is central to “Wrestling With His Angel,”qu the second of Blumenthal’s projected four volumes on Lincoln’s political career. It follows last year’s “A Self-Made Man,” which examined Lincoln’s first 40 years.


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