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Herndon, William Henry 1818-1891

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Works: 283 works in 651 publications in 1 language and 12,095 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Archives  Personal correspondence  History  Manuscripts  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Romances 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E457, B
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Herndon's Lincoln; the true story of a great life ... The history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William Henry Herndon( file )
34 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and held by 1,758 libraries worldwide
This work is a biography of Lincoln, written by his law partner and close associate William Herndon
Herndon's life of Lincoln, the history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln as originally written by William Henry Herndon( Book )
71 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
William H. Herndon was Abraham Lincoln's law partner, close friend, and first great biographer. His Life of Lincoln, written to counteract the worshipful view of Lincoln held by the public, caused enormous controversy when first published in 1889. Unlike the hagiographies that celebrate the selflessness of the "Great Emancipator," Herndon's account emphasizes Lincoln's private life: his broodings, self-doubts, warring contradictions. Many have disputed Herndon's politcal and personal insights, in particular his famous conjecture of Lincoln's passion for Ann Rtuledge, but no one denies the amazing amount of information he collected on his subject, the compelling narrative he wove from it, and the living portrait that emerges of Lincoln in all his human grandeur
The hidden Lincoln, from the letters and papers of William H. Herndon by William Henry Herndon( Book )
19 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 libraries worldwide
Herndon's Lincoln : the true story of a great life by William Henry Herndon( file )
10 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
A facsimile edition of the original book, published in 1888. "The object of this work is to deal with Mr. Lincoln individually and domestically; as lawyer, as citizen, as statesman."--William H. Herndon, Springfield, Illinois, 1888
Abraham Lincoln; the true story of a great life by William Henry Herndon( Book )
47 editions published between 1892 and 1988 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Herndon's Lincoln by William Henry Herndon( Book )
3 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
"This new edition restores the original text, includes two chapters added in the revised (1892) edition, and traces the story of how this landmark biography got written. Extensive annotation affords the reader a detailed look at the biography's sources."--Jacket
Herndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Publication of this long-awaited volume makes available for the first time in complete and accessible form the most important source of information on Lincoln's early life. For twenty-five years after the president's death William Herndon, his law partner, conducted interviews with and solicited letters from dozens of persons who knew Lincoln personally. Up to now, the valuable information he collected has been available only in a microfilm edition in the Library of Congress, of such poor quality that it has been rarely used, particularly since there was no table of contents or adequate index, and in collections at the Huntington Library and the Illinois State Historical Library. The only previous publication of Herndon's materials, more than a half century ago, contains less than 10 percent of the collection and is so unreliable that scholars have hesitated to use it. Douglas Wilson and Rodney Davis have earned the gratitude and admiration of scholars by taking on the daunting task of collating the collections in the three libraries, painstakingly deciphering the all but illegible handwriting of Herndon and some of his informants, and carefully documenting the entire work
HERNDON'S LIFE OF LINCOLN : the history and personal recollections of abraham lincoln ... (classic reprint) by William Henry Herndon( file )
6 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Lincoln and Ann Rutledge and the pioneers of New Salem by William Henry Herndon( Book )
6 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Lincoln and the land of the Sangamon by Louis Obed Renne( Book )
2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Life of Lincoln; the history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William Henry Herndon( Book )
16 editions published between 1930 and 1965 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Lincoln's religion by William Henry Herndon( Book )
11 editions published between 1800 and 1973 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Lecture delivered in Springfield, Ill., 12 Dec. 1873, in response to an 1872 lecture delivered by the Rev. James A. Reed, concerning the life and religious sentiments of Abraham Lincoln; Herndon's lecture was originally printed in Illinois State Register, 13 Dec. 1873
Herndon's Lincoln by William Henry Herndon( file )
17 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
After Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, William H. Herndon began work on a brief, "subjective" biography of his former law partner, but his research turned up such unexpected and often startling information that it became a lifelong obsession. The biography finally published in 1889, Herndon's Lincoln, was a collaboration with Jesse W. Weik in which Herndon provided the materials and Weik did almost all the writing. For this reason, and because so much of what Herndon had to say about Lincoln was not included in the biography, David Donald has observed, "To understand Herndon's own rather peculiar approach to Lincoln biography, one must go back to his letters." An exhaustive collection of what Herndon was told by others about Lincoln was published by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis in Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln . In this new volume, Wilson and Davis have produced a comprehensive edition of what Herndon himself wrote about Lincoln in his own letters. Because of Herndon's close association with Lincoln, his intimate acquaintance with his partner's legal and political careers, and because he sought out informants who knew Lincoln and preserved information that might otherwise have been lost, his letters have become an indispensable resource for Lincoln biography. Unfiltered by a collaborator and rendered in Herndon's own distinctive voice, these letters constitute a matchless trove of primary source material. Herndon on Lincoln: Letters is a must for libraries, research institutions, and students of a towering American figure and his times
Abraham Lincoln : Miss Ann Rutledge, New Salem, pioneering, and the poem, a lecture delivered in the old Sangamon county court house, November 1866 by William Henry Herndon( Book )
15 editions published between 1866 and 2015 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
The clippings are pasted on individual pages/ leaves and the volume is hardbound
The real life of Abraham Lincoln : a talk with Mr. Herndon, his late law partner by George Alfred Townsend( Book )
5 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Lincoln; the true story of a great life, the history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William Henry Herndon( file )
2 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln by John Hay( Book )
5 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Herndon's contribution to Lincoln mythology by Louis Austin Warren( Book )
3 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Lincoln and Douglas : the Peoria debates and Lincoln's power. by William Henry Herndon( Book )
4 editions published between 1866 and 1917 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Herndon's protest against criticisms of his account of the 1854 campaign, citing misquotations used by his detractors
Lincoln's personal characteristics by William Henry Herndon( Book )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Herdon, William H.
Herdon, William Henry
Herndon, William 1818-1891
Herndon William H.
Herndon, William H. 1818-1891
Herndon, William H. (William Henry), 1818-1891
William Herndon Amerikaans advocaat (1818-1891)
William Herndon biógrafo americano
ويليام هيرندون سياسي أمريكي
ウィリアム・ハーンドン
威廉·亨顿
威廉·亨頓 (律師)
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