A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

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by John G. Nicolay
     
 

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In A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln historian John G. Nicolay traces the remarkable rise of Abraham Lincoln from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a nation riven by civil war.

Lincoln brought freedom to the slaves, and his profound, poetic speeches are famous around the

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In A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln historian John G. Nicolay traces the remarkable rise of Abraham Lincoln from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a nation riven by civil war.

Lincoln brought freedom to the slaves, and his profound, poetic speeches are famous around the world.

Many historians consider America's 16th President to be one of the greatest leaders in world history. A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln makes the case concisely and informatively.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781496035905
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/22/2014
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

John George Nicolay (born February 26, 1832, as Johann Georg in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria - September 26, 1901) was an American (German-born) biographer, secretary of US President Abraham Lincoln and member of the German branch of the Nicolay family. In 1838, he immigrated to the United States with his father, attended school in Cincinnati. He later went to Illinois, where he edited the Pike County Free Press at Pittsfield, and became a political power in the state. Then he became assistant to the secretary of state of Illinois. While in this position, he met Abraham Lincoln and became his devoted adherent.

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