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This new replica edition features all the original illustrations.
Volume One covers:
• the Lincoln lineage from the late 18th century
• Lincoln's boyhood in Kentucky and Indiana
• his experience in the legislature and his early law practice
• Lincoln's early opposition to slavery
• "The Shields Duel"
• the campaign for Congress
• "civil war" in Kansas
• and much more.
American journalist and statesman JOHN MILTON HAY (1838-1905) was only 22 when he became a private secretary to Lincoln. A former member of the Providence literary circle when he attended Brown University in the late 1850s, he may have been the real author of Lincoln's famous "Letter to Mrs. Bixby." After Lincoln's death, Hay later served as editor of the *New York Tribune* and as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom under President William McKinley.
American author JOHN GEORGE NICOLAY (1832-1901) was born in Germany and emigrated to the U.S. as a child. Before serving as Lincoln's private secretary, he worked as a newspaper editor and later as assistant to the secretary of state of Illinois. He also wrote *Campaigns of the Civil War* (1881).