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The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln
The Story of America's Most Reviled President

Larry Tagg

Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-61-6
eBook: 978-1-61121-042-2
On Sale: May 2009

30 photos and illustrations

Today, Abraham Lincoln is a beloved American icon, widely considered to be our best president. It was not always so. Larry Tagg's The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln is the first study of its kind to concentrate on what Lincoln's contemporaries actually thought of him during his lifetime. Be forewarned: your preconceived notions are about to be shattered. Read More...


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Praise for The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln

"An important book for anyone interested in Lincoln, the Civil War, or the presidency."

- A.A. Nofi,
The NYMAS Review

". . . this is a well-written and edited book. Much to its credit, it is devoid of an author's opinion and presents the information in a straightforward manner and is a valuable addition to the Lincoln library, and a must for serious students."

- Joseph A. Truglio,
Civil War News

"Larry Tagg has written a book that has needed to be written for many years."

- Jim Miller,
Civil War Notebook Blog

"The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln is beautifully written, with an almost rhythmic cadence at times. . . . it deserves a lofty place in the pantheon of Lincoln literature."

- Geoff Elliott,
The Abraham Lincoln Blog

"The author has done an impressive amount of research. . . . an impressive work."

- Douglas McWilliams,
Sacramento Book Review

"This is a tour de force demonstration of writing, reading, and thinking that never lets the reader down. Easily the Lincoln book of the Bicentennial of his birth and the best Lincoln tome I have seen in 15 years of compiling and reviewing Civil War book releases."

- Dimitri Rotov,
Civil War Bookshelf

". . . a wonderful and unique look at Lincoln's presidency. The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln is full of information, thought provoking, and readable. You may find that it is necessary to reread paragraphs to reconcile "our" Lincoln with the "real" Lincoln. I did, and knew that I was really learning each time that happened."

- James Durney,
Suncoast Civil War Round Table





Larry Tagg

Larry co-founded and enjoyed substantial commercial success with "Bourgeois Tagg" in the mid-1980s. He went on to play bass for Todd Rundgren, Heart, Hall and Oates, and other acts. Read More...

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