Pearson Education author wins prestigious Lincoln prize
Pearson Education is extremely proud to announce that our recent Profile in Power, `
This is a highly acclaimed award in American for Civil War and c19 history and this is the first time it has been won by a British scholar.
We spoke to Professor Carwardine to obtain his comments on winning this award.
”Naturally, I am delighted to learn that I have won this year’s Lincoln Prize. It is the greatest of all the accolades that an American Civil War historian could receive, and it is especially gratifying that the judges thought that a non-American had something fresh to say about one of the most written-about presidents of the
My book is an analytical political biography. It recounts a compelling personal and public story:
I hope readers will be persuaded that Lincoln, in his encounter with slavery and secession, blended moral vision with attentive, day-to-day management; that understanding his career demands attention to his evolving and unorthodox religious ideas, and to his use of religion as a means of securing his political ends; that, though largely confined to the White House, he proved an effective and imaginative communicator; and that, though he made tactical mistakes, he got the big decisions right.