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Occasionally a book that begins as a work of scholarship becomes a great and profoundly moving human document. This life of Lincoln's friend, law partner and biographer is such a book. It has a two-fold focus: on the "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" days—the days of Lincoln's courting, arguing, and politicking; and on Herndon's long and wracking fight to publish his biography in the face of poverty, drive, and disillusionment, it achieves the impetus and grandeur of tragedy. David Donald has given us a magnificent account of how a country lawyer became a national figure and what happened to the friend he left behind when he became president. An impressive study of mythmakers and mythmaking, this biography of William Henry Herndon, a man intimately connected to movements for abolition of slavery, temperance, religious liberalism, currency reform, and women's rights is also a sweeping picture of America just before, during, and after the Civil War.

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"Occasionally a book that begins as a work of scholarship becomes a great and profoundly moving human document. This life of Lincoln's friend, law partner and biographer is such a book. It has a two-fo"

About the Author

David Herbert Donald, Charles Warren professor of american history at Harvard, has won two Pulitzer Prizes for biography: Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War; and Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306803536
Author:
Donald, David Herbert
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Biographers
Subject:
Herndon, William Henry
Subject:
Biographers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham - Friends and associates
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
n.p0s7
Publication Date:
April 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 20.8 oz

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