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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Elected captain in Black Hawk war, serves 4 months; unsuccessful candidate for legislature Partner in grocery Postmaster Named deputy surveyor Elected to ...
Gettysburg Address Nominated for second term as National Union candidate. Re-elected by popular and overwhelming electoral vote Lobbies 13th Amendment ...
... him as the “railsplitter,” initiated by his cousin's marching down the aisle at the state convention nominating Lincoln their candidate for president.
The system had the candidates stand still while voters walked to their choices. Intensely disliked, his opponent had no votes at all, leaving the field to ...
The obligatory candidate's statement in the Sagamon Journal 15 March (an excerpt follows) emphasized the value of opening the river to navigation.
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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