Lincoln in Private

This week I have been reading Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President by Ronald C. White.

president lincoln, notes to self, greatest president, biography, ronald c. WhiteThe book looks at notes that Lincoln wrote to himself throughout his life. The notes give a glimpse into what Lincoln was thinking about and help us better understand him as a person.

The author talks about a dozen of the notes or fragments that were found and ties them to events in our history. I have yet to read through them, but the book contains the text od over 100 notes that he wrote. It is thought that he wrote many more than this, but these are the ones that have survived.

Presidents Washington and Lincoln - Presidents' Day - Marx Presidential FigurinesIf you are a regular reader of my blog you already know that Lincoln is one of my favorite Presidents. I still have a lot to learn about Lincoln as I have a stack of books in my library  almost as tall as myself that are about Lincoln and many of them have yet to be read.

Abraham Lincoln, Books, Lincoln's Birthday, Reading ListLincoln Books, Sandburg series, biography, Lincoln's BirthdayAt some point I need to read the six volume work by Carl Sandburg, especially the first two volumes on the Prairie Years.

However, instead of reading what I have at home I read a new book from the library 🙂

Lincoln's Birthday - President Lincoln - Greatness Alone is not Enough - Education - President LincolnLike Lincoln, I will often write notes to myself about something that I have thought about or studied. Sometimes these notes mature into something that I will share here, or they may just lie unnoticed for years till I happen to pick them up and read them again.

Steven

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  1. Lincoln in Private

    On Friday, September 3, 2021, Braman’s Wanderings wrote:

    > vanbraman posted: “This week I have been reading Lincoln in Private: What > His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President by > Ronald C. White. The book looks at notes that Lincoln wrote to himself > throughout his life. The notes give a glimpse into what ” >

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