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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I will remember that trip as long as I live. I crossed the Wabash at Vincennes and the river being high the road on the low prairie.
... stepbrother John Johnston, and Lincoln 50 cents a day and 60 dollars to trade a flat-boat load of pork, corn, and live hogs down to New Orleans.
Offutt bought thirty-odd large fat live hogs, but found difficulty in driving them from where purchased to the boat, and thereupon conceived the whim that ...
... live long or die young, I would rather die now than, like the gentleman, change my politics and simultaneous with the change, receive an office worth ...
I am often thinking about what we said of your coming to live in Springfield. I am afraid you would not be satisfied. There is a great deal of flourishing ...
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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