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Title:
Lincoln on Lincoln
Author:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Publication Information:
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Surviving the frontier -- Finding a new life in New Salem -- Seeking a fortune in Springfield -- Making his way with wit and wisdom -- Stumping the state and the nation -- Preserving, protecting, defending -- Making peace, all passion spent.
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ISBN:
9780813121413
Format :
Book

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Central Library E457 .L7375 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

During the 1860 presidential race Abraham Lincoln prepared two sketches of his life. Using these portraits as a core, and adding correspondence, speeches and interviews, Zall has compiled an in-depth biography. He frames Lincoln's words with a commentary to provide a narrative.


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Abraham Lincoln was notoriously reticent about revealing details of his personal history. When he did speak of his past, he generally created more questions than definitively filling in blank spots. For the 1860 presidential campaign, he provided two biographical sketches. These vignettes form the core of this often fascinating but frustrating effort to "solve" the enigma of Lincoln's quirky personality. Zall, a senior researcher at the Huntington Library, offers his own commentary as well as excerpts from Lincoln's letters and speeches. Together, they illuminate striking but confusing facets of his life, including his troubled relationship with his father and his relentless but often unfulfilling drive to "make good." Although a firmer understanding of Lincoln still seems to lie just beyond our reach, Zall has provided a useful addition to the lore of Lincoln. --Jay Freeman


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