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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... old friend Thomas F. Schwartz and the Abraham Lincoln Association for permission to reprint from the Collected Works when original texts were wanting.
... depression Seeks relief with best friend Joshua Speed at Louisville Weds Mary Todd 1843 August 1844 Autumn 1846 March 1847 December 1848 September.
... the Congressional Globe, prototype of the Congressional Record, and that he would distribute drafts of other documents for friends to review and revise.
... and twelve-year-old Sally alone on the frontier for nine months while he courted Sally Bush Johnston, sister of a friend and widow of the county jailer.
I have been solicited by many friends to become a candidate for the legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman's dance.
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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