By Michael Burlingame

ISBN-10: 0809327384

ISBN-13: 9780809327386

In 1890 Abraham Lincoln’ s major White residence secretaries, John G. Nicolay and John Hay, released the ten-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A History. even supposing the authors witnessed the day-by-day occasions taking place in the government mansion and the nationwide Capitol, their long biography is extra a recounting of the Civil conflict period than a examine of Lincoln’ s life.

            Editor Michael Burlingame sifted throughout the unique forty-seven-hundred-page paintings and chosen simply the non-public observations of the secretaries in the course of the Lincoln presidency, putting ten excerpts in chronological order in Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay.  The result's an immense choice of Nicolay and Hay’ s interpretations of Lincoln’ s personality, activities, and popularity, framed via Burlingame’ s compelling preface, creation, bankruptcy introductions, and notes.  the quantity presents brilliant descriptions of such occasions as Election Day in 1860, the concern at citadel Sumter, the 1st significant conflict of the warfare at Bull Run, and Lincoln’ s courting with Edwin Stanton and George McClellan.

           during this transparent and beautiful new paintings, Burlingame has made key parts of Nicolay and Hay’ s gigantic biography to be had to a large viewers of at the present time’ s readers.

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