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Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes, and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies - Harold Holzer
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes, and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies
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This is a fascinating collection of nineteenth-century letters, diary entries, book excerpts, and speeches written by people who actually met Abraham Lincoln. How did abolitionists and slaveholders invited to the White House view him? Why were Lincoln's childhood playmates jealous of him? How did... show more
This is a fascinating collection of nineteenth-century letters, diary entries, book excerpts, and speeches written by people who actually met Abraham Lincoln. How did abolitionists and slaveholders invited to the White House view him? Why were Lincoln's childhood playmates jealous of him? How did fellow lawyers rate his legal skills?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781565121669 (156512166X)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Pages no: 269
Edition language: English
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4.5 Lincoln as I Knew Him
My problem with history books, generally speaking, until recently, was the most of them tended to focus on statistics in one form or another (dates, battles, treaties, laws, etc) and very rarely about the people, the culture. One without the other is history without context and as such either put m...
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4.0 Review of Lincoln As I Knew Him by Harold Holzer
A neat little book that is a collection of reflections by people who had met Abraham Lincoln. Many of these came from unpublished sources, and told great anecdotal stories about Lincoln that even I had never heard. Harold Holzer was the editor and did a fine job organizing and explaining the sourc...
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