Abraham Lincoln. A Biography

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Just finished B. My first Lincoln, based on your advice. What a man. I have read one of each prez starting with Washington.

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Have you done that; read Whitman or Irving for example, works by them of bios of? August 21, at am. But I have been assembling a list of biographies of folks I encountered during this process who are, many times, as compelling as the presidents. August 21, at pm. Halfway through Charnwood as of last night and you are right, it is a great short history of early America, especially remarkable as seen through the eyes of an englishman. Stopping at Lincoln and the Civil War seems a perfect point of reference to review and reassess the origin and evolution of America.

Looks like you have a good list going in that direction. Marc Mishkin said:. April 4, at pm. Dear Steve, I have read a lot of Lincoln biographies, including most of those on your list. I found this first-person account thorough, anecdotal and charming. Indeed Herndon was widely criticized for the informality of his book as Lincoln was by then being widely mythologized. Marc Mishkin Lakewood, Colorado.

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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. Lincoln thought secession illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75, volunteers. Four more slave states joined the Confederacy but four remained within the Union.

The Civil War had begun. The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families—second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks….

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My father … removed from Kentucky to … Indiana, in my eighth year…. The Gettysburg Address of Nov. Lincoln's long search for a winning combination finally brought generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman to the top; and their series of victories in dispelled the mutterings from both Radicals and Peace Democrats that at one time seemed to threaten Lincoln's reelection.

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