Herndon's Lincoln: A True Story of a Great Life - The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 652 pages
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Written only 25 years after his death, this beloved biography of Abraham Lincoln offers something that most other studies of him do not: an intimate portrait constructed from the memories, experiences, and evidence of those who knew him. Lincoln's former law partner WILLIAM HENRY HERNDON (1818-1891) broke new journalistic ground when he insisted, in compiling this charming and insightful work, on gathering input from others who knew Lincoln well. Everything from old correspondence to new interviews Herndon conducted himself with such figures as Mary Todd Lincoln contribute to a personal look at the great man as a man, not as a myth. First published in 1889 across three small volumes, this replica edition collects the complete work into one book that will surprise and delight even those students of history who believe they know everything there is to know about Lincoln.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
16
CHAPTER III
45
CHAPTER IV
69
CHAPTER V
92
CHAPTER VI
128
CHAPTER VII
143
CHAPTER VIII
162
CHAPTER XIV
423
CHAPTER XV
447
CHAPTER XVI
469
interesting letter by Leonard Swett 621638
501
CHAPTER XIX
539
visit of Dr Holland to Springfield What he learned
582
APPENDIX
613
ncident on the Circuit
619

Taste for literature Lincolns first appearance
295
CHAPTER XII
361
CHAPTER XIII
390
olns Views on the Rights of Suffrage
625
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Herndon was for 20 years Lincoln's friend and law partner.

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