In this book, William Herndon provides an in-depth look at the life of Abraham Lincoln. He draws on his personal knowledge of Lincoln, as well as letters and other historical sources, to offer a comprehensive portrait of our 16th president. This volume covers the period from 1848 to 1860, including Lincoln’s run for Senate and his election to the presidency.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in learning more about the life of Abraham Lincoln. It provides a comprehensive look at his life, from 1848 to 1860.
- Herndon’s Lincoln is a well-researched and detailed biography of Abraham Lincoln.
- The author has a personal connection to Lincoln, which lends the book an air of authenticity.
- It provides insights into Lincoln’s life that are not found in other biographies.
- The author could have provided more context about the historical events happening at the time Lincoln was alive.
- The book is quite dense and may be difficult for some readers to get through.
- There are no images or photos included in this volume.
Learn more about the author
William Hern don w as born on a farm near Latham, Illinois, in 1818. He read law with Lincoln and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Herndon served as postmaster of Springfield during Lincoln’s presidency and practiced law there until his death in 1891.
“This is an excellent biography of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, who was Lincoln’s law partner in Springfield, IL for many years. Drawing on personal knowledge and letters/sources from the time period, this book provides a detailed look at Lincoln’s life – his legal career, family relationships, political beliefs and strategies, etc.”
“A great addition to any Lincoln library.”
“It is an excellent work, and I am much delighted with it. Mr. Lincoln will be benefited by its publication.”
“This book is a must-read for anyone interested in Lincoln’s life and career. Herndon was one of Lincoln’s closest friends and confidants, and he provides an intimate look at the man behind the legend.”