Herndon's Life Of Lincoln (Paperback)

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William H. Herndon's Life of Lincoln, written to counteract the worshipful view of Abraham Lincoln held by the public, caused enormous controversy when first published in 1889. Unlike the hagiographies that celebrate the selflessness of the "Great Emancipator," Herndon's account emphasizes Lincoln's private life: his brooding, self-doubt, warring contradictions. Many have disputed Herndon's political and personal insights, in particular his famous conjecture of Lincoln's passion for Ann Rutledge, but no one denies the amazing amount of information he collected on his subject, the compelling narrative he wove from it, and the living portrait that emerges of Lincoln in all his human grandeur.

About the Author

William H. Herndon was Abraham Lincoln's law partner, close friend, and first great biographer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780306801952
ISBN-10: 0306801957
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: August 22nd, 1983
Pages: 566
Language: English
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