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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... wins popular vote, loses in legislature that named Senators Sends autobiographical sketch back East for press 1860 May 6 November 1861 March April 1862 ...
Re-elected by popular and overwhelming electoral vote Lobbies 13th Amendment through Congress Second inaugural address offers "charity for all" Lee ...
Intensely disliked, his opponent had no votes at all, leaving the field to Lincoln. Subsequent lore makes his military career seem fun-and-games, ...
... I will consider it a disgrace and will be sure never to try it again.”8 [He] was beaten—his own precinct, however, casting it's votes 277.
[He] was beaten—his own precinct, however, casting it's votes 277 for and 7 ... This was the only time A was ever beaten on a direct vote of the people.
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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