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
3 Reviews
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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User Review  - Don - Goodreads

Herndon's general tone is suspect. Either he or a ghost writer added some controversy to boost sales. But at heart, the book is has more than its share of personal anecdotes that only Herndon could ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I can't stop thinkin' about Lincoln. The old-timey high falutin language and style is alternately hilarious and annoying, but any aspring Lincoln buff should read this sucker. Read full review

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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William Henry Herndon (December 25, 1818 - March 18, 1891) was the law partner and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. He was an early member of the new Republican Party and was elected mayor of Springfield, Illinois

William Henry Herndon (December 25, 1818 - March 18, 1891) was the law partner and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. He was an early member of the new Republican Party and was elected mayor of Springfield, Illinois

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