On November 8, 2016, American voters elected Donald J. Trump to become the 45th President of the United States. Peter Kivisto analyses how this happened, focusing on who Trump is, who his supporters are, and the role of the media, right-wing Christians, and the Republican Party in making Trump's victory possible.
Tying into the official theme for the 2009 Inauguration, 'A New Birth of Freedom' from Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address, this book commemorates the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama with words of the two great thinkers and writers who have helped shape him politically, and personally: Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The President who `freed' the slaves and held the Union together in the face of the slaveholding South's bid to create a separate Confederacy. Or was he a pragmatist whose leadership minimised the destruction of the war?.This concise biography situates Lincoln in his time and place.