A Study Into Abraham Lincoln

This week I began reading one of two books that will make up about 1700 pages of Abraham Lincoln history that I am reading this winter. Along with a handful of other guys, we are tackling the arguably greatest president that our country has ever had. The first book I’m reading is called “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The second is called “Lincoln” by David Herbert Donald. Due to the amount of reading and content that I’m sure to get into, I plan on posting numerous responses as I go. I’ll begin by a quote at the start of Goodwin’s book that offers an intriguing perspective into Lincoln’s challenges from the beginning.

“The conduct of the republican party in this nomination is a remarkable indication of small intellect, growing smaller. They pass over…statesmen and able men, and they take up a fourth rate lecturer, who cannot speak good grammar.” – The New York Herald (May 19, 1860), commenting on Abraham Lincoln’s nomination for president at the Republican National Convention

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Jeremy Jernigan

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