The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Cosimo, Inc., 2008 M01 1 - 444 páginas
She is remembered today as a muckraking journalist, author of such blockbuster exposes as 1904's The History of the Standard Oil Company, which actually contributed to the corporation's breakup in 1911. But in this 1900 work, as charming as it is important, American author IDA MINERVA TARBELL (1857-1944) shows a softer side as she traces, with a laudatory and admiring spirit, the development of the character and morals of Abraham Lincoln. Begun as a project by McClure's Magazine to collect and preserve the reminiscences of friends and acquaintances of Abraham Lincoln while they were still alive, the project grew into a series of articles for the periodical, and then finally this two-volume spiritual biography of the great man, which draws on firsthand memories and other material, including original sources such speeches, letters, and telegrams. Volume I covers Lincoln's life from before he was even born, with the origins of the Lincoln family back to the early 17th century, through his education, his service in the Black Hawk War, his early dabblings in politics, his experiences and attitudes as a lawyer, and the presidential campaign of 1860.
Resultados 1-5 de 5
CHAPTER VI THE BLACK HAWK WAR — LINCOLN CHOSEN CAPTAIN OF A
COMPANY REENLISTS AS AN INDEPENDENT RANGER END OF THE WAR
One morning in April a messenger from the governor of the State rode into New ...
Black Hawk, exasperated and broken-hearted at seeing his village violated,
persuaded himself that the village had never been sold — indeed, that land could
not be sold. "My reason teaches me," he wrote, "that land cannot be sold. The
A body of about three hundred and forty rangers, und« Major Stillman, but not of
the regular army, asked to go ahead as scouts, to look for a body of Indians under
Black Hawk, rumored to be about twelve miles away. The permission was given ...
Stillman's Defeat, as this disgraceful affair is called, put all notion of peace out of
Black Hawk's mind, and he started out in earnest on the warpath. Governor
Reynolds, excited by the reports of the first arrivals from the Stillman stampede,
Alcanzaste el límite de visualización de este libro.
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
I really liked this book. It was very informative to me. This book is full of facts about Abraham Lincoln. If you ever need to do a project on Abraham Lincoln, this book would be great to use for information!