Abraham Lincoln. A Biography by Lord Charnwood, Peter W. Schramm

By Lord Charnwood, Peter W. Schramm

No different narrative account of Abraham Lincoln's existence has encouraged such frequent and lasting acclaim as Charnwood's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. Written by way of a local of britain and initially released in 1916, the biography is an extraordinary mix of gorgeous prose and profound old perception. Charnwood's examine of Lincoln's statesmanship brought generations of american citizens to the lifestyles and politics of Lincoln and the author's observations are so entire and well-supported that any critical research of Lincoln needs to reply to his conclusions.

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Suite 200 Lanham, MD 20706 3 Henrietta Street London WC2E 8LU, England New edition by Madison Books, 1996 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Charnwood, Godfrey Rathbone Benson, Baron, 1864–1945 Abraham Lincoln/Lord Charnwood. p. cm. Originally published: 1st American ed. New York: H. , 1916. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809–1865. 2. Presidents—United States—Biography. I. Title. 48–1984. Manufactured in the United States of America. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION by Peter W.

LINCOLN’S EARLY CAREER 1. Life at New Salem 2. In the Illinois Legislature 3. Marriage IV. LINCOLN IN CONGRESS AND IN RETIREMENT 1. The Mexican War and Lincoln’s Work in Congress 2. California and the Compromise of 1850 3. Lincoln in Retirement 4. The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise V. THE RISE OF LINCOLN 1. Lincoln’s Return to Public Life 2. The Principles and the Oratory of Lincoln 3. Lincoln against Douglas 4. John Brown 5. The Election of Lincoln VI. SECESSION 1. The Case of the South against the Union 2.

Knives and axes were the most precious objects to be gained by trade; woolen fabrics were rare in the West, when Lincoln was born, and the white man and woman, like the red whom they had displaced, were chiefly dressed in deer skins. The woods abounded in game, and in the early stages of the development of the West a man could largely support himself by his gun. The cold of every winter is there great, and an occasional winter made itself long remembered, like the “winter of the deep snow” in Illinois, by the havoc of its sudden onset and the suffering of its long duration.

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