The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Josiah Gilbert Holland is a comprehensive biography of Abraham Lincoln, covers Lincoln's life in rich detail. From his birth and early years in Kentucky, to Indiana, and his life in Decatur, New Salem, and lastly Springfield, Illinois before starting his life in the White House as the 16th President of the United ...Read MoreThe Life of Abraham Lincoln by Josiah Gilbert Holland is a comprehensive biography of Abraham Lincoln, covers Lincoln's life in rich detail. From his birth and early years in Kentucky, to Indiana, and his life in Decatur, New Salem, and lastly Springfield, Illinois before starting his life in the White House as the 16th President of the United States, during the country's most turbulent and uncertain period of its history, the Civil War. This fascinating biography, which Holland began while Lincoln was still alive, and completed not long after his death, contains many anecdotes and reminiscences told by many of Lincoln's friends and contemporaries, still fresh in their minds and bring him to life off the pages of history. Many of Abe Lincoln's quotes and speeches are detailed, as well as details of his own premonitions of his death, how (and where) he got his well-deserved nickname "Honest Abe," and how the country was first introduced to his ax-wielding skills. Even those who consider themselves knowledgeable of facts about Abraham Lincoln are likely to make surprising discoveries. In addition to firsthand accounts related about Abraham Lincoln there are many details about all events leading up to the Civil War regarding slavery; and exactly how, and why events regarding the war turned out as they did. Complete and unabridged, this paperback edition of J. G. Holland's The Life of Abraham Lincoln was painstakingly prepared from the original 1866 book, completely and accurately, and is without typos or hard to read copies. This edition is true to the original, and contains all endnotes and illustrations of the original work. "From the book's author himself: " "Holland's Life of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States, comprising a full and complete history of his eventful life, with incidents of his early history, his career as a lawyer and politician, his advancement to the Presidency of the United States and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy through the most trying period of its history, together with an account of the tragical and mournful scenes connected with the close of his noble and eventful life. By Dr. J. G. Holland, the widely known and favorite author of the "Timothy Titcomb" letters, "Bitter Sweet," "Gold Foil," &c., & c. The author's aim will be to describe as graphically as may be the private and public life of the humble citizen, the successful lawyer, the pure politician, the far-sighted Christian statesman, the efficient philanthropist, and the honored chief Magistrate. The people desire a biography which shall narrate to them with a measurable degree of symmetry and completeness, the story of a life which has been intimately associated with their own and changed the course of American history through all coming time. Such a narrative as this it will be the author's aim to give - one that shall be sufficiently full in detail without being prolix, and circumstantial without being dull."Read Less
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