Lincoln on Lincoln
Though Abraham Lincoln has been the subject of numerous biographies, his personality remains an enigma. During his lifetime, Lincoln prepared two sketches of his life for the 1860 presidential race. These brief campaign portraits serve as the core around which Paul Zall weaves extracts from correspondence, speeches, and interviews to produce an in-depth biography. Lincoln's writing about himself offers a window into the soul and mind of one of America's greatest president. His words reveal an emotional evolution typically submerged in political biographies. Lincoln on Lincoln shows a man struggling to reconcile personal ambition and civic virtue, conscience and Constitution, and ultimately the will of God and the will of the people. Zall frames Lincoln's words with his own illuminating commentary, providing a continuous, compelling narrative. Beginning with Lincoln's thoughts on his parents, the story moves though his youth and early successes and failures in law and politics, and culminates in his clashes and conflicts—internal as well as external—as president of a divided country. Through his writings, Lincoln said much more about himself than is commonly recognized, and Zall uses this material to create a unique portrait of this pivotal figure.
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... Washington With family, tours New England for Whig party Son Edward dies of pulmonary tuberculosis Son William "Willie" born Father dies at age ...
... equivalent of $30 in today's terms; the copy of Ramsay's Life of Washington he is supposed to have ruined in the rain would have cost three times that!
... a good committeeman, made many friends, a valuable asset in moving the capital to Springfield, his home until leaving for Washington.
... the frontispiece of David Ramsay's popular Life of Washington (2nd ed., Boston: D. Mallory, 1811), but is in neither of the Huntington Library's copies, ...
His friend Joshua Speed was a direct descendant of Joshua Fry, partner in mapmaking with Thomas Jefferson's father and also George Washington's commanding ...
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Excerpts from Lincoln's autobiographical writings, some quite brief, selected, edited, and annotated by Zall, a senior researcher at the Huntington Library. Zall wants these passages culled from ... Leer comentario completo