Historian Richard Striner is the author of Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery (Oxford), Lincoln's Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power (R&L) and many other works on American history. He resides in Pasadena, Maryland.
Richard Striner has given us a keen, fresh look at Lincoln's challenging youth, his unlikely rise to the presidency, and his providential leadership in America's darkest hour. Summoned to Glory is an original, engaging, insightful view of the great man as a cagey politician and an audacious military and political strategist, enhanced by an enjoyable style and a depth of context often missing from Lincoln biographies.--James B. Conroy, author of Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime, co-winner of the 2017 Lincoln Prize Among the many thousands of books on Lincoln, this one by Richard Striner is sure to stand out as one of the best biographies in decades. Striner shows how Lincoln boldly and 'audaciously' used his power to protect the Union and advance the cause of emancipation. This dramatic and fast-paced narrative will be sure to engage and provoke readers for years to come. I highly recommend it.--Timothy S. Huebner, author of Liberty and Union: The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism